Monday, February 10, 2014

eNCA and e.tv to cover the 2014 State of the Nation live on Thursday 13 February; Iman Rappetti and Andrew Barnes to anchor.

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The South Africa 24-hour TV news channel eNCA (DStv 403) as well as e.tv will both be covering the 2014 State of the Nation Address (SONA) live this Thursday 13 February.

eNCA will do live coverage on Thursday throughout the day.

SABC2 will also carry the 2014 State of the Nation Address live, and will also have live afternoon coverage on Thursday afternoon.

The other two South African TV news channels, SABC News (DStv 404) and ANN7 (DStv 405) will very likely also cover the State of the Nation Address on Thursday; both the SABC and ANN7 is yet to respond to media enquiries regarding what each will be doing regarding coverage.

eNCA's State of the Nation coverage will be anchored by Iman Rappetti and Andrew Barnes on Thursday 13 February from 16:00 until 18:16. eNCA will broadcast the opening of parliament live, followed by president Jacob Zuma's 2014 State of the Nation Address.

eNCA will have detailed expert analysis, as well as reaction from the public, politicians and pundits on Thursday.

e.tv will scrap eNews Early Edition on Thursday, which will be replaced by soap Rhythm City and sister soap Scandal! will move earlier on Thursday to 18:30.

eNews Prime Time on e.tv on Thursday will be preempted by eNCA's special coverage, with the State of the Nation Address running on both channels from 19:00 until 20:30.

There will be no Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola episode on Thursday on e.tv, and e.tv's normal programming will resume on Thursday night at 20:30 with Rachel Getting Married.