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Touch HD on the brink of shutting down

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Touch HD on the brink of shutting down. Reports about Touch HD haven’t been encouraging in the past few months. A few months ago we read that the station might shut down, and the same suggestion has been mooted in this weekend’s Sunday World.

Tbo Touch’s online radio station, Touch HD, has enjoyed an incredible run since its inception back in early 2017 – but it appears that the end of the road is closed for the brand.

Tbo Touch Durban July 2018

The Sunday Paper claims that the online platform is facing liquidation as the result of on unpaid hospitality expense to Durban-based company, Boomtown. According to Sunday World, Boomtown is taking Touch HD and Marketing to court after Touch’s company failed to settle a R190,000 charge from the 2017 Durban July.

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The news has surprised many onlookers in the South African entertainment space, but many have pointed out that this isn’t the first time that Touch HD has faced legal trouble.

Media and outdoor signage company, JB Media, took Touch HD to court for a sum of R1.3 million back in 2018 although that matter seems to have been resolved quietly.

With a number of financial threats looming for the station, one particular critic has used the station’s story as an example of poor planning in business:

Source: ZAlebs