Tag Archives: Malawi

Malawi extends digital TV migration deadline

Malawi has extended the deadline for digital terrestrial TV migration to 30, September. The country was to switch off analogue TV signals in June. According to Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture, Kondwani Nankhumwa., the govern,ent wants to give enough time to broadcasting station to shift to the new standards. Malawi is one of the [...]

MBC bags COSAFA rights

National broadcaster, Malawi Broadcasting Corporation Television (MBCtv), has acquired the broadcast rights of Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) games. “We have bought the rights from COSAFA agents to enable Malawians to follow their team in the tournament. As a national broadcaster, our mandate is to educate, inform and entertain, and we would like [...]

Malawi to launch first online TV in January 2015

A new Malawi-based online entertainment television network, Zokoma TV, announced its launch in the country in January 2015 with the channel expected to start streaming its programmes by first week of January. “We are now almost ready as much of the work has been done and currently we are in the process of recruiting presenters. [...]

Malawi gives a mixed reaction to digital migration

Malawis progress in meeting global analogue terrestrial television switch off date has been described as a mixed bag by Chimwemwe Banda, the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Tourism and Culture who has further urged the SADC member countries to discuss the possibility of subsidising set-top-boxes to enable people to buy them at a [...]

Zuku launch services in Malawi

Wananchi Group-owned East African pay-TV operator, Zuku TV, announced the completion of its test phase in Malawi and confirmed its plans to fully launch its services in the country with an initial cost of USD 10 million. We are inevitably contributing to the country’s digital knowledge and economy infrastructure, said Richard Alden, CEO of Wananchi [...]

SADC to host digital migration forum

Southern African Development Community (SADC) will host the 7th SADC Digital Broadcasting Migration Digital Forum in Botswana on June 9, 2014 to update on the implementation of digital migration in the region. The member countries will provide progress reports on their implementation status and discuss the challenges encountered in the efforts. The SADC Terrestrial Television [...]

Malawi to import 1 million STBs by end 2014

The Malawi government plans to have one million set-top boxes imported into the country before the countrys analogue systems switches off on December 31, 2014. The ministrys Digital Migration coordinator, Dennis Chirwa, said that the country has experienced technical problems with the transmitter at Mpingwe in Blantyre and that the market still does not have [...]

Malawi spends USD 8.95 mn for DTT implementation

The Malawi Government is reportedly spending MWK 3.5 billion (USD 8.95 million) for the conversion of its terrestrial television network to digital transmission ahead of global migration deadline of June 17, 2015. The government policy is to ensure that migration from analogue to digital benefits the people and leads to more services and broader coverage,” [...]

TV Islam plans Malawi launch

TV Islam, the first Islamic television channel in Malawi, is set for a debut in the country as the channel is in the advance stage of studio construction and program planning. The move comes after the Muslim community, which is the second largest religious group (36%) in Malawi, complained about the low coverage of Islamic [...]