YouTube videos featuring mistakes from the opening days of broadcasting from new 24-hour news channel Africa News Network 7 (ANN7) have been removed at the channel’s request.
HumanIPO reported that South Africa’s third news channel was launched on Wednesday, August 21.
A number of production and presenting mistakes during the launch and continuing throughout the channel’s first few days of broadcasting prompted abuse from viewers on Twitter and videos of the mistakes being posted on YouTube.
The removals have inspired increased reaction from viewers on Twitter, including accusations of censorship and calls for more videos to be uploaded across multiple online platforms.
Aiplex Software, a Bangalore-based company specialising in online anti-piracy and brand protection, confirmed today they had filed requests for the videos to be removed on behalf of ANN7.
The videos were officially removed for violating intellectual property laws.
ANN7 would not comment on the removal of the videos.