MultiChoice has declared Newzroom Afrika as the new channel to take over Afro Worldview. The CEO of MultiChoice Calvo Mawela has announced on Tuesday morning, weeks after Afro Worldview’s Mzwanele Manyi informed employees not to report to work the next day.
Mawela expressed, “I am pleased to announce, ladies and gentlemen, that the successful bidder is Newzroom Afrika.”
Mawela further commented that the new channel would cater for the needs of the South African viewer while advancing media in the country.
The bidding process was kept confidential and Mawela says they intend to keep it this way by not revealing too much detail. Reports say that some unsuccessful bidders raised objections. Mawela says he is not aware of this.
To conclude, Mawela stated that the bidding process was kept confidential and not too much detail will be revealed. However, reports say that there were objections from some unsuccessful bidders. Newzroom Afrika is said to promote local channels.