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NOW! TV debuts on DStv in Botswana

GABORONE, Botswana, June 4, 2019/ — MultiChoice Botswana is excited to announce that youth-focused homegrown channel, NOW! TV has officially found a new home on the DStv platform, Channel 290. A channel playing primarily youthful content across a variety of genres, NOW! TV, is mandated to provide entertainment, empower the youth of Botswana and grow the local Film and Television industry.

NOW! TV joins the rest of the DStv channel offerings at a time where efforts to grow the local creative industry have significantly intensified. The addition of NOW! TV speaks directly to MultiChoice Botswana’s commitment to growing the local content offering and making great content more accessible in the communities in which the business operates.

Kefus Leo is a resident host at Chez Nicholas – an upmarket bistro situated in Gaborone’s pristine Central Business District (CDB). She’s also the presenter of What’s The Fuss – a celebrity magazine show that airs on the new NOW TV!

MultiChoice Botswana Managing Director, Katlego Arnone commented: “I am excited about this agreement, as this collaboration results in universal access, making NOW! TV content available to all Batswana residing in Botswana.  MultiChoice Botswana is a proud supporter of the local film and television production industries and look forward to more local youth content being showcased on the DStv platform.”

MultiChoice Botswana Managing Director, Katlego Arnone

Speaking of NOW! TV and the Ministry’s partnership with MultiChoice Botswana, Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Kago Ramokate remarked: “This is an exciting development. NOW! TV serves as a platform to provide an opportunity for empowerment of local youth/film producers. The partnership with MultiChoice provides a wider audience and exposes emerging local actors and producers.”

FILE PIC: The Muffinz sending a shout-out to #UnpluggedBWTV moments after a thrilling performance.

DStv Botswana subscribers can look forward to exciting programmes such as Unplugged BW TV! Which takes a look at some of Botswana’s trendiest events, people and concepts, What’s the Fuzz – your go-to for all things hip and happening in Botswana and Blessed Hands – a talk-show which tackles every day issues in our country.  

The brains behind UNPLUGGED BW TV (L-R: Moses Maruping, Tumie Sejoe, Tshepo Ntshole and Kgomotso Keloneilwe). .

In its quest to make entertainment more accessible, MultiChoice will also avail NOW! TV on demand via its DStv Catch Up and DStv Now services from the 6th of June 2019, enabling subscribers to enjoy the best local shows at their convenience and on the go.

Local producers are encouraged to get into contact with the Channel Management team for the submission of their productions. NOW! TV launched on DStv Channel 290 today (4th June 2019) at 10:00am and will be available on Access, Family, Compact, Compact Plus and Premium packages.

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