eNews channel launches on DStv bouquet


South Africa's first independent 24-hour news service will launch on DStv's premium and compact bouquets in southern Africa. Namibia; Zimbabwe; Mozambique; Botswana; Lesotho; Swaziland; Zambia; and Malawi will be able to receive the eNews channel on DStv (channel 403) from 3 October.

e.tv's Chief Executive Officer, Marcel Golding, says, “This is a significant expansion for the eNews Channel into Africa, and means that southern Africa now has access to a new independent news service from the African continent.

“Following the successful launch of the eNews channel in South Africa on 1 June 2008, the news service has grown to be the most watched news channel on the DStv Bouquet. This success shows that Africans want to watch an African-based news service.”

The eNews channel provides regional and international news including live reports from across the African continent and world; breaking news; sport; weather; entertainment; and financial information.

Respected African journalists, Nikiwe Bikitsha; Chris Maroleng; Iman Rapetti; Jeremy Maggs; Macfarlane Moleli; and Andrew Barnes host regular shows from studios equipped with the latest technologies like big high-definition plasma touch-screens; robotic cameras; and satellite news gathering trucks.

The channel is available on DStv Premium and Compact bouquets on channel 403 in South Africa and the rest of southern Africa.