Multichoice reaches out to locals

IRENE SHONE - BG CORRESPONDENT
Friday, 21 December 2018
Multichoice reaches out to locals

Multichoice Botswana promises to continue giving the locals best services and make sure that their clients are at par with the world’s happenings.

Speaking at the Media appreciation party recently, Multichoice Managing Direcctor, Katlego Arnone said that they aim at improving what they offer on a daily basis.  She shared this with members of the media as they treated them to an appreciation party. Arnone said that the media has always been their watchdog in sensitizing people about their services; hence they had to thank them through the relaxed chilled night session that took place at Lulu’s Garden.

She noted that next year they would have an additional content on their services as a way of showing commitment to their clients. They would have Date My Family Botswana amongst their programs, she says. On the other hand, they have the ‘Re a leboga’ initiative, which is a funeral cover program aimed at giving their clients an esteemed funeral package, as an appreciation for choosing them. 

MultiChoice Botswana has also sponsored two promising local young filmmakers at the Zambia-based academy, namely Serena Serene Mmifinyana and Nikita Mokgware, who demonstrated not only the correct industry qualifications and skills, but also the passion needed to narrate Africa’s unique stories.

Part of the company’s focus on growing the local film and TV industry includes providing relevant platforms on which to showcase local content. This was augmented significantly in 2018 with the launch of Maru TV on DStv. A free-to-air general entertainment channel with a 60% local content promise, Maru TV is available across all DStv packages, broadcasting general entertainment, local news, religious programmes, kiddies’ content, and finance, economic and business programming.

MultiChoice Botswana maintained its focus on local content right until the end of the year, with an exciting media showcase held on 1 November 2018. Providing a front-row experience to all the brand new content that would soon debut on the DStv platform, the content showcase was hosted by MultiChoice Botswana MD, Katlego Arnone, and gave media an opportunity to learn about the African content the broadcaster has planned for the next six months.

The showcase also gave local content producers an opportunity to understand the requirements and processes involved in submitting content onto DStv to ensure greater success in their submission efforts in the future. This is a vital part of supporting emerging filmmakers and helping them grow their careers.

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