Deen TV (StarSat 355 / OVHD 152) is suddenly starting TV news with the growing South African lifestyle TV channel with an Islamic ethos starting a primetime TV news bulletin, Deen TV News, from tonight at 19:00 with news anchor Danyal Zaal (left).
Deen TV News will provide world news and cover breaking stories during the primetime TV segment.
Faizal Sayed, CEO of Deen TV who is also the host of his own TV talk show on the channel, says the primetime TV news is in response for the demand for current affairs information from viewers.
"Deen TV tested the readership response from the website and feels that viewers are now expecting to see the news," says Faizal Sayed. "It falls in line with my global picture and news is a global matter".
"One of the the big focuses of Deen TV News is to educate and uplift people through the news and other segments". It's envisioned that in future Deen TV News could become its own 24-hour TV news channel as the channel's news operations and newsroom grows.
"I look forward to growing with Deen TV News and gaining the interest of the world through spreading global awareness of breaking news and its coverage," says Danyal Zaal.
"I believe the unique element of community notices within the news bulletin will be well-received by the public and we urge people to submit their points of interest for consideration," says Hassim Jogee, the KwaZulu-Natal regional director of Deen TV.
"This fresh, new approach will supply viewers with international, local and community news," says Hassim Jogee.