Hot on the heels of MultiChoice's announcement that it would not be renewing ANN7's contract, Tbo Touch has raised his hand to replace the channel once owned by the Guptas.
Touch took to Twitter to announce that he'd submitted his bid to MultiChoice.
Changing the game Finally submitted my bid for the 24hours news channel with @MultiChoice @DStv this is news from a Millennial Black Perspective. We dont watch news cause they don't inform us, they discredit us. Patiently waiting for a call from the CEO? He's got both numbers pic.twitter.com/9h7yS29Kee— Tbo Touch (@iamtbotouch) February 1, 2018
On Wednesday, MultiChoice CEO Calvo Mawela said that instead of renewing ANN7's contract, the pay-TV giant would host a new black-owned news channel.
"We'll be calling for proposals from interested media groups soon. We will not be renewing ANN7's contract, and the channel will not be broadcast on DSTV once the contract ends on August 20, 2018," he said.
In March 2017, Touch relaunched his revamped online radio station, Touch HD, to much fanfare.
In the revamp, he brought on board radio heavyweights including former Metro FM presenter Glen Lewis.
He also recently announced that later this year, he'll launch Touch HD Nigeria.
Big things Touch, big things.