BrandArena: New SA News Channel Launches on DStv

Thursday 22 August 2013

New SA News Channel Launches on DStv

Africa News Network 7 (ANN7) officially launched yesterday in South Africa,  heralding a new era in news broadcasting which will give ordinary South Africans access to all sides on stories of national importance.

ANN7 which becomes the third local news channels on DStv will be available to DStv customers with the following packages: DStv Access, DStv Family, DStv Compact, DStv Extra and DStv Premium.

“We are excited about launching this channel. I am looking forward to presenting our viewers with a channel that is unique in its profile and choice of programmes. ANN7 is a strong addition to existing news channels in the media landscape of this country,” said Nazeem Howa, Director at Infinity Media, the networks promoter of the channel.

Staffed by a team of over 150 journalists with experience in leading newsrooms like SKY and Al Jazeera, ANN7 will have dedicated teams for the different segments ranging from politics, to business, sports and entertainment news.

Among some of the names that will be leading the programming at ANN7 are Chantal Rutter Dros who will be hosting prime time shows ANN7 Headlines and ANN7 Prime, Gerry Rantseli-Elsdon will host Vuka Africa, Kwaito pioneer Arthur Mafokate will host a weekly flagship sport show Hola Weekend and Jimmy Manyi will be hosting a weekly hard talk show Straight Talk. 


  1. This is amazing. I like that. Media abundance giving the audience more chances to authenticate stories

  2. I wonder why all this news stations can't really survive in Nigeria... Where is NN24 today? Most media is either owned by politicians or sponsored/influenced by them #shio