Thursday, December 20, 2018

MultiChoice Malawi promises support to film and TV producers in Malawi as pay-TV operator looks at 'localising the MultiChoice brand' in the small East-African country.

MultiChoice Malawi told local filmmakers the pay-TV operator will support them to get their TV and film content broadcast on M-Net's Zambezi Magic (DStv 160) channel and is looking at "localising the MultiChoice brand" in the small East-African country.

Gus Banda, MultiChoice Malawi general manager, told the media at the MultiChoice Malawi year-end showcase event for press held at the Bingu International Convention Center in Lilongwe, Malawi, that MultiChoice Malawi running DStv Malawi and GOtv Malawi is committed to investing in Malawi's fledging film and TV industry.

 "The future African storytellers have benefited from the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) which was launched in May this year and the year ahead looks promising as we attempt to localise the MultiChoice brand, encouraging and supporting the local filmmakers to get their content on Zambezi Magic amongst other local investment highlights," said Gus Banda.

"We are committed to showcasing the best African content across the continent. The digital age means we are in a position to take African stories to the world and create a global market for what we do."

Chimwemwe Nyirenda, MultiChoice Malawi marketing manager said DStv subscribers in 2019 can look forward to the launch of a new DStv decoder, the Explora 3, the African Cup of Nations 2019 (Afcon) on SuperSport, and the Netball World Cup in which the Malawi Queens will be taking part.