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Breaking News: eNCA launches South Africa's first fully integrated online news service!

eNCA, South Africa’s first independent 24-hour television news service, will launch a comprehensive online news offering on Wednesday, 10 April. The website and will be available in desktop web, tablet and mobile versions at

The website will provide a broad range of local, African and international news in various formats, with extensive video content. Online users will be treated to the same quality and unflinching news values that they have come to expect from the eNCA brand. Other site sections include weather, sports, business and lifestyle, each featuring up-to-the-minute news as well as more in-depth features and commentary from eNCA’s world-class broadcast and online editorial team.

Viewers will be able to catch up on any current affairs programming they may have missed on TV via the site’s on-demand video offering. They will also now be able to interact directly with TV news anchors, journalists and other personalities via discussion forums and blogs. Weatherman Derek van Dam, political commentator Justice Malala, news veteran Debora Patta and anchor Eleni Giokas are just a few of the familiar eNCA personalities who will maintain interactive blogs on the site.

On the launch of, Group Head of News Patrick Conroy said; “We now have a complete news offering. We’re on television streamed globally around the world, and now have a compelling online and mobile offering. Previously, broadband constraints prevented us from delivering a video-rich web experience, but South Africa is catching up quickly.”

Users will be able to access content via mobile phones, iPads or tablet PC thus enjoying a multi-screen viewing experience and getting their news on the go.

“We approached the site from a visual perspective and have created a truly multimedia experience with extensive video content as well as text and image stories” says Timothy Spira, eNCA Online Division General Manager. “We are proud to extend eNCA’s unique brand of news content into an exciting new medium. The site will carry the world-class stories viewers have come to expect from the channel, giving viewers an enhanced experience and richer context to each story.

“ will offer news from a different angle,” concludes Spira.  “Viewers will now have access to trusted and easily accessible content at their fingertips, presented in a style that is fully integrated with the broadcast product.”

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