Muluzi’s Joy TV to start telecasting: eNews’ Liwewe train presenters

Malawi’s former president Bakili Muluzi’s aspirations to run Joy-TV alongside Joy FM radio, which were thwarted when Malawi government switched off the television broadcasting, has been given a lifeline as  the country’s first private television station will re-start its transmission.

Muluzi  accompnanied by Kwangu Liwewe, Jane Gogodus and Joy TV pressenters pose for a group photo

Muluzi accompnanied by Kwangu Liwewe, Jane Gogodus and Joy TV pressenters pose for a group photo

Muluzi said on Monday that Joy Media Group which also owns Joy Radio want the Joy TV to be “professional and credible television station”.

He was speaking at an orientation course for Joy TV presenters and news readers conducted by Kwangu Liwewe of the eNews Channel Africa and Jane [Banda] Gogodus – formerly of MBC TV.

Liwewe is an African television journalist of considerable repute.  Her journalism career kicked off when she was recruited to help pioneer Malawi’s first TV.

“You need to read more and keep up with changes in the industry which is now more competitive,” Muluzi advised.

Joy Station Manager, Lloyd Zawanda said they  will roll out TV transmission  and continue broadcasting their programmes with “ new digital equipments.”

In 2007, the Malawi government through the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) removed broadcasting equipment from Mpingwe Hill, a few months after Joy-TV went live, claiming that the operator had no licence contrary to Joy Management who insisted that they radio licence had an extension that also allowed them to operate a TV station.

MACRA rewarded Joy TV the licence in 2012.

Public television and private radio stations only began broadcasting in Malawi in 1999, five years after the first democratic elections.

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Kika Kanawe

Bravo Joy TV!I can’t wait anymore.I am fed up with presidential diary repeats on MBC TV.But tell us when you will start Broadcasting.We’ve waited for long.

Chikutumbwe cha mapiko

Inde, mwina atilembeko ntchito ya u presenter. Enafenso timathatu. Mukuwatchula a Gogodus chifukwa mwawamvera ndi kuwaonera kwa nthawi yaitali. Nanga ife mukutidziwa? Khalani pompo!


Even atandithira doom nkamwa, i cant vote for MCP.


Hozaa! Tcheya Umayitha Yakoyija


Whatever this does not change my mind set I will continue subscribing to DSTV so that i run away from political and tribalistic stations of this country

Ma battery a mlakho

The plot by Dpp & UDF to bring PP on its knees !And to decampaign federalism!That’s APM funding

Dawira Waka Dawira

Nkhani yokoma zedi but a free piece of advicr, please konzekerani bwino ur launch coz it would be monotonous for us kuti nanunso mudzizati ” this is a test transmission, we will tell you when we start” izi ndizopusa coz chizungu chake si choyenera mass communication komans you cant keep saying this for 4 months, its a sign of ……………. !!!!!!! Congrants Joy Tv.

Titus Skoti
If Jane Gogodus is former MBC-Tv presenter, are you saying she has now joined Joy TV? If that is the case, then that is a good catch by Joy TV. The lady is a good news presenter, osati zinazi! Even before she went to serve in the Malawi foreign service, she was good at reading both English and Chichewa news bulletins. Osati anyamata a pa MIJ FM osadziwa kusiyanitsa pakati pa “reiterate and retaliate”. Kaya ma editors awo samamvera news before these boys and girls present the news to the public, kaya!! Anyway, timawakhululukira poti adakali pa training. Komabe ena… Read more »
Imraan Sadick عمران صادق

Atcheya Woyeeeeee!!!! Wakwiya ndinfiti

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Seasoned Political analyst

Congratulations Joy TV. The name rhymes beautifully!!!
Yes, please since its digital beam it on DSTV so that it can have wider patronage.
I can foresee fireworks! Be professional like you have with the Radio.
Kuchitekete malyolyolyolyo!!!!!!!

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