Thursday, February 20, 2014

Michael Ndetei appointed as M-Net's first ever regional director for East Africa.

Pay-TV broadcaster M-Net has appointed its first ever regional director for East Africa, Michael Ndetei who will take up his new position on 1 March 2014.

Michael Ndetei's M-Net appointment follows the appointment of Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu as M-Net's first everregional director for West Africa.

Michael Ndetei and Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu's appointments clearly signals M-Net dramatic, ongoing expansion across the continent, as East and West Africa now solidify their respective regions as places where M-Net seriously intends to expand beyond Southern Africa.

Michael Ndetei was a former senior executive at Kenya's Kenya Television Network (KTN).

M-Net CEO Patricia van Rooyen says Michael Ndetei's appointment reflects M-Net's rapid growth in East Africa.

Patricia van Rooyen, M-Net CEO says "such has been the increase in our pan-African viewership that we recently decided to split our Africa operations into East and West Africa. This will enable us to increase our presence in these regions, and to focus on delivering content and services that are tailored to exactly what our audiences want".

"Michael Ndetei is a dynamic and experienced broadcaster who has been instrumental in programming decision-making at KTN, and before that at Citizen TV," says Patricia van Rooyen.

"With Michael Ndetei at the helm of a strong regional team, we have every confidence that the M-Net magic will cast its spell overn even more East Africans".

Michael Ndetei has a BA degree in Communication Science, a diploma in TV production and is currently completing his Masters in theatre arts and film.