Intention to Respond to News Channel Bid

Thank you for your interest in the News Channel bid. MultiChoice is preparing to source a News Channel that will:

  • Be a South African, predominantly English news channel that takes into account the history, diversity of cultural background, languages and socio-economic circumstances in South Africa
  • Broadcast 24 hours per day
  • Provide anchor based, live broadcasts in the style of Al Jazeera, CNN, Sky News, ENCA, SABC News and others
  • Specially focus on national, regional, local and African news, actuality, current affairs and sport with less focus on international affairs
  • Be owned, managed and operated by an independent Black South African owned company
  • Focus on training and development of news and broadcast industry personnel
  • Foster strong ownership mentality with employees and partners through mechanisms such as employee equity and/or incentive schemes
  • Be independent, non-partisan, unbiased and critical - MultiChoice to have no editorial control or ownership
  • Be widely distributed on DStv packages
  • Receive funding from MultiChoice and other sources

Please complete the online form below if you intend to respond to this bid. We will review your response and contact you with further information about the bid process.

Terms & Conditions

1) I confirm that I have been duly authorised to submit this Intention to Respond to MultiChoice and all information provided is accurate and complete to my knowledge.

2) I acknowledge my submission of the Intention to Respond does not bind MultiChoice to any obligations.

3) Except in circumstances where MultiChoice has agreed specifically in writing, any material I send to MultiChoice will not be treated as confidential. Accordingly, I agree that:
(i) Such material shall not be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of MultiChoice;
(ii) No confidential or fiduciary relationship is intended or created between MultiChoice and myself in any way;
(iii) I have no expectation of review, compensation or consideration of any type.

4) MultiChoice reserves the right to change the conditions, timelines and process of the bid at its sole discretion. MultiChoice further reserves the right not to complete the bid and/or award the bid at all.

6) I hereby indemnify MultiChoice against, or absolve MultiChoice from, any responsibility or liability for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment I suffer as a result of my submission of the Intention to Response.

7) MultiChoice does not accept responsibility for any problems or technical malfunction of any system involved in the submission of the Intention to Respond (including but not limited to telephone networks or lines, computer systems or equipment, servers, system providers, software failure or traffic congestion on the internet, telephone lines or at any website).