3 TV stations bid for Super League rights:  Zodiak and MBC sent back

Zodiak and MBCTV missed out in the bidding process of 2016 up to 2019 Super League of Malawi (SULOM) television broadcasting rights after their documents failed to meet deadline on Thursday at Sulom’s offices in Blantyre.

Tiya Somba Banda and Patrick Chisale opening the bids....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Tiya Somba Banda and Patrick Chisale opening the bids….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Bidders ....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Bidders ….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Instead, Times Group, Beta Television and Matindi Television were the only three media houses that submitted their bidding documents to Sulom.

First to arrive was a representative from Times Group before Matindi and Beta before the deadline time which was 3, o’clock in the afternoon.

Zodiak representatives arrived five minutes after the actual time before MBC which was late by 24 minutes. The two media houses were told to go back with their documents since they failed to arrive at the agreed time.

MTV bid is at a price of K37.5 million, Beta TV bid price is at K266 million, while Times TV bid price is at K149.3 million.

Sulom treasure Tiya Somba Banda said it is good to note that the three media houses are serious with commercialization of Malawi football.

“We have note that some have even put bid up to K266 million which is something that has never happened in the history of Malawi football. I believe we are going in the right direction,” said Banda.

He also said at first there were five companies who bought the bid document but unfortunately only three submitted their documents after making it on 15 hours which they agreed.

“The other two Zodiak and MBCTV came in late and the rules say by 15 hours that is only when we can receive the bid documents.  So for Zodiak and MBC they arrived late and we had no option,” he said.

However, it was surprising that despite Zodiak being housed in the same offices where Sulom operate   at Delamare House they could not make it on time.

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ntaba weniweni
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ntaba weniweni
5 months 3 days ago

NDE MWATI AYISHE AYIWONE SANAYELEKEZE NDIKOMWE KUPANGA BID… CHITHUNZI CHA JOY..KKKKKK

ntaba weniweni
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ntaba weniweni
5 months 3 days ago

LOOSING OVER 2 MILLION ON MALAWI FOOTBALL IS A WASTE.. AS BIG AS CARLSBERG IS BUT THEY DONT PUMP SUCH MONEY INTO FOOT BALL SO IS TNM.. NYASA MANUFACTURES DID THAT BECAUSE THEY DONT EVEN KNOW HOW TO CALCULATE PROFIT.. THEY ARE OPERATING ON A LOSS,,,\

Andrew Mahawu
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Andrew Mahawu
5 months 3 days ago

a sulom zithu zikamayamba kumene muzimvetsetsa ma tv station onse amene anapa bid mukanawavomera for the first time kuti mpira upite patsogolo ma tv omwe mwatengawo sitinawawonerepo komanso pali madela ngati mangochi ma tv amene amaoneka ndi mbctv ndi zodiak basi gotv ndi madecorder a malawi sizimaoneka ndiye mukufuna amalawi kumangochi {eastern}rigion asamaonere? muganizepo bwino a sulom

Kanthiti Mzandu
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Kanthiti Mzandu
5 months 4 days ago

Za camera imodziyo ndiye ai kumalephera slow motion ngati M B C T V sankhani bwino mose muja camera 4 basi ndalama kumathera ndale basi za ziiii mapazi anu a M B C T V

Malawian football fan
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Malawian football fan
5 months 4 days ago
i undestand beta tv have a state of art equipment Outside Broadcastin (OB) van with 7 camera platform which is similar to that of giant supersport and SABC sport have. Therefore, a Sulom be careful popereka lincece chifukwa si nkhani yomajambulira kamera imodzi kumatipangitsa chizungulire tikamaonera mpira ife iyi. nanga camera yomweyo ajambulire masapota, yomweyo mpira, yomweyo etiso slow motion. Ife poona kumawona ngati mpira wa ku Malawi siukoma yet ndi majambulidwe amene amavuta. For Zodiak tv and MBC tv hopefully you have to be fast next time bcoz this is not Malawi of 3 decades ago zinthu zasintha ma… Read more »
chete
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chete
5 months 4 days ago

LET THESE TV STATIONS WHO APPLIED FOR TV RIGHTS BE GIVEN PRACTICAL SESSIONS. LET THEM COVER THE ONE MATCH LIVE ON THEIR STATIONS ARE REVIEW THEIR COVERAGE. DONT JUST BE FOOLED BY WHAT THEY PROMISE.

PLEASE!!!!!!!!

BETA
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BETA
5 months 4 days ago

Failing to pay staff salaries for 5 months does not mean Beta cant do football. Tipatseni mpata muone ntchito zamanja athu. Ikanakhala Zodiak ndi MBC ndiozitsata sibwenzi ataphonya nthawi. Sulom inalengeza za nthawi kalekale. So in conclusion Zodiak ndi MBC angokula ndi osatha. Failing to meet deadline olo mpira oyamba 2pm adzakupatsani mma 5.

Yes we will use miracle money from Simama inu pezani zanu.

Phiri
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Phiri
5 months 4 days ago

Kuno ndiku Malawi amwene

Mkamwini
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Mkamwini
5 months 4 days ago
Tima digital camera tiwirito peyapeya you want to buy football broadcasting rights!!! If Sulom wants to sell this, the bidders have to show the equipment they have to shoot football matches. If not, there should be agreement to buy the equipment. You can’t use those cameras you use ku chikwati or presidential diary then basi you think you can shoot live footbball. Equipment first, bidding later. Enough is enough, too much garbage on Malawian Television. Luso TV is the most pathetic. Macra ikutichititsa manyazi. Dont give licences to impress people, there should be guidelines before awarding TV licences…… Proper studio,… Read more »
Thomas Chiusiwa
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Thomas Chiusiwa
5 months 4 days ago

Bola awo awatengewo akhale azichita zampira , osati kukanika ndi replay or slow motion.

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