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Guptas seek national TV licence

The Gupta-controlled Infinity Media Networks, which owns the 24-hour news channel ANN7 – broadcast on MultiChoice’s DStv pay-television platform – has applied to communications regulator

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SA Newsmakers of 2013

Here they are, TechCentral’s South African Newsmakers of 2013. These are the individuals, in ascending order from five to one, who we believe were the most newsworthy in the technology and telecommunications space this year, for good reasons and bad

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ANN7 employees ordered to leave SA

Four foreigners who trained employees of the Gupta family’s ANN7 news channel were ordered to leave South Africa. In written reply to a parliamentary question, home affairs minister Naledi Pandor said the department had responded “immediately” to allegations that foreigners without work permits

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Controversy erupts over Gupta TV

A former ANN7 editor has claimed assurances were given to president Jacob Zuma that the news channel would be pro-ANC, the City Press reported. “There was a lot of interference on an editorial level by Mr Atul Gupta,” former ANN7 editor Rajesh Sundaram told the newspaper

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SABC in call for ‘sunshine journalism’

The SABC’s acting chief operating officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, has quantified how much sunshine news he wants in the corporation’s bulletins. The controversial executive is championing for 70% of the news stories aired by the public broadcaster to be positive. “For me, it is actually

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SABC gambles millions on new channels

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan has previously slapped down plans by the SABC for a 24-hour news channel, saying “this is not the time for vanity projects”, but that has not stopped the public broadcaster steaming ahead to the launch of its satellite project on 1 August

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Guptas vs SABC in news channel race

Two broadcasters, both perceived to be sympathetic to president Jacob Zuma and his government, are set to launch 24-hour news satellite channels on the same continent-wide MultiChoice DStv platform. Broadcasting sources confirmed to the Mail & Guardian this week that the SABC is back in discussions

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