Multichoice says it will not be renewing ANN7’s contract when it expires in August 2018.  Chief Executive Officer Calvo Mawela announced this at a media in Randburg on Tuesday.

“We will not be renewing our contract with ANN7, instead we are going to be hosting a new black owned news challenge and we will be calling for proposals from interested media groups very soon.”

Mawela  says they could have dealt with controversies around ANN7 better.

“The Board has found that we have made mistakes in our dealing with ANN7, but there is no evidence of corruption or any illegal activity. We acknowledge that we should have looked at the controversies around ANN7 before public concern was raised and this should have been escalated to the Board sooner.”

Watch the media briefing streamed lived on ENCA: