JOHANNESBURG, Jan. 1 (GIN) - Initial reports that the South African Broadcasting Corporation would drop CNN for Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based Persian Gulf news network well known for broadcasting videotaped messages from Osama bin Laden, have been denied by the SABC.

   However, Al-Jazeera could be added to the line-up.

   SABC spokesperson Ihron Rensburg said the broadcaster was looking at a range of options.

   "The main objective is to provide viewers with the widest range of news as it happens." Under review, said Rensburg, was CNN, BBC, Al-Jazeera and Sky News.