Thursday, May 31, 2007

Al Jazeera English to launch in South Africa

Text of report by Cambridge-based Broadband TV News website on 30 May International news channel Al Jazeera English is to join the Multichoice DStv platform in Africa. The channel will go live tomorrow (31 May) at 10.00 Central African Time and take channel 62 in the Multichoice EPG.
“We are pleased at the addition of Al Jazeera to our platform as it will further enhance our offering,” said Multichoice’s general manager content, Aletta Alberts. “My team and I are constantly challenged to ensure that our content continues to engage our very diverse customers.”
The Multichoice platform at 68 degrees East already carries Sky News, BBC World, CNN, CNBC and Deutsche Welle. Separately, public broadcaster SABC has called for a ‘must carry’ law to ensure its three TV channels appear on all pay-TV platforms.
(Source: Broadband TV News website, Cambridge, in English 30 May 07 via BBC Monitoring/R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)