News from Afrikaans newspapers on KykNet

Television viewers who are early risers can tune in to a discussion of the latest news in the Afrikaans dailies, as presented by editors from the Media24 newspaper stable: Tim du Plessis, Waldimar Pelser and Mandy Rossouw.   Their analysis of the day’s events, to be found in greater detail in the newspapers themselves, is a highlight of KykNet’s new actuality breakfast show, Dagbreek, which is broadcast Mondays to Fridays from 06:00 to 08:00.

Wim Steyn, Executive Producer of Dagbreek, says that this discussion of the news is likely to find favour with viewers who want to be linked directly to what is being said in their local Afrikaans daily, before they turn to the paper for more detailed information.   “It’s a bonus to have such experienced journalists taking turns to give viewers their interpretations and making them aware of more than the contents of their favourite dailies.”

Steyn’s view is echoed by Heino Gehle, Business Manager for Afrikaans Dailies at Media24: “Readers  will always read their daily edition in more detail later in the day, but the teaser on TV definitely focuses their attention on what to look out for.   We find it effective to promote one medium using another – and the discussion of the print news by experts is both instructive and entertaining.”

Dagbreek’s main focus is on news and actuality, with many topics in sharp focus; news and weather and the latest sports news, as well as economic and political developments and job opportunities.   Agriculture, technology, eco and green affairs, medical and health matters … all these, and more, are discussed by experts in their fields.    Lifestyle features also abound, ranging from wine and food and DIY topics to the latest films, books, theatrical productions, art exhibitions and festivals, as well as the doings of local celebrities.

But the news is likely to remain one of the main attractions.   This analysis of the daily news kicks off at 06:25, every weekday.

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