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eNCA Scraps Long-Running Shows As It Revamps Its Schedule

eNCA (DStv 403) has cancelled Tonight with Jane Dutton, along with several other new and long-running shows - including Maggs on Media.

The news comes as eNCA is once again working on a scheduling-revamp following a lacklustre line-up reshuffle it unveiled in mid-July 2018 that less than a year later had fallen apart dismally.

Since its debut, Tonight with Jane Dutton that got the sought-after 20:00 prime time slot, received criticism from politicians, media experts and most importantly, viewers.

The show has had to apologise for numerous on-air errors, while critics said that Jane often looked dazed, disconnected and uninformed about a lot of topics.

On 13 June, Tonight with Jane Dutton disappeared from the eNCA schedule.

In an emailed media enquiry, eNCA was asked why it had decided to dump Tonight with Jane Dutton, and if Dutton would remain with eNCA in another role. Those questions remain unanswered.

Maggs on Media - the longest-running show to have remained on eNCA’s schedule has also been cancelled.

eNCA issued a statement saying that following some very intensive audience research, eNCA has decided to cancel three of its current affairs shows namely Maggs on Media hosted by Jeremy Maggs; Madam Speaker presented by Iman Rappetti and CrimeWatch with Yusuf Abramjee.

The news channel said that these shows would be replaced in time with new current affairs programmes which are currently being developed.

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