Malawi radios MBC, Capital FM, Nyimbo streaming online

There is a growing presence of online streaming for Malawi radio stations with national broadcasterMalawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) joining.

MBC is also streaming its television and Radio 2 station on the web.

Director General (DG) Dr. Benson Tembo said MBC is the first media house to bring a television, and radio stations to the web where people could easily watch or listen at a click of a button at www.mbc.mw.

He described the webpage as milestone in the institution’s history and the country at large, observing that a particular audience that was not serviced before will now have access to information through the page.

MBC boss Dr Benson Tembo: Online presence

MBC boss Dr Benson Tembo: Online presence

The launch of the online services are coinciding with MBC’s silver jubilee this year.

Private station Capital FM radio owned by Al Osman  has also been streaming online .

Listenors can stay tuned to Daybreak Malawi, Newstalk, Sunday Roundatable Discussion and  Straight Talk popura programmes on the radio.

Zodiak Broadcasting Services and a Catholic church station Radio Maria are also doing online streaming.

Nyimbo Music Company (NMC), one of the entertainment firms in Malawi has  also started an online radio (www.radionyimbo.com)  which is streaming the country’s music globally.

“There is an already excited market of listeners out there in diaspora hungry for the classic Malawian music,” Daud Suleman the  radio’s boss told Nyasa Times.

“Radio Nyimbo will be closely linked to another online music store from Nyimbo which will enable listeners to listen to a song, search for it and buy it online, regardless of them being in Malawi or outside Malawi.

“[This] opens up a new market to artists, which is cheap to tap into plus cost of delivering the product is by far reduced hence increasing the profit margin to the artist,” Suleman said.

As indicated by Suleman, the online music store is currently under advanced development and will soon be released.

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