New 24-hour SABC news channel

SABC news international operations are going to be scaled down from April 1 to make way for a new 24-hour domestic news channel, the broadcaster said on Wednesday.

Spokesman Kaizer Kganyago said in a statement the decision was made by the SA Broadcasting Corporation’s board.

“The truncated service will provide the basis for a future 24-hour domestic news channel that will be part of the SABC’s digital terrestrial television multiplex.”

He said the broadcaster’s news international, which started in 2007, had faced considerable challenges and the lack of viable distribution points meant full-scale operations were no longer profitable.

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