Malawi’s leading online news source, Nyasa Times, is launching new digital media service, Nyasa TV which will in the long run be broadcasting worldwide on satelite, Nyasa Times Managing Director, Edgar Chibaka has announced.
Chibaka made the announcement Saturday night at Hilton Hotel in Leeds during Nyasa Times’ 10 years of service amid promises of continued commitment to serving the people of Malawi without fear or favour.
“I would like to announce to you all gathered here tonight that as we celebrate our ten years of existence in business, that we are launching a digital satellite TV product which we will be broadcasting across the globe….”
“Nyasa Times really appreciates the support we get from our readers and we would like to give them something they have been asking us to do, give them a television station. We are an international brand because our product is read by a worldwide audience and therefore the TV will be transmitted globally,” proclaimed Chibaka.
Chibaka said Nyasa Times will continue to serve the interests of the Malawian people and give a voice to the voiceless emphasising that management team and an assemblage of committed and dedicated journalists at Nyasa Times will always strive for excellence to make sure that it serves the masses better.
“Yes, we have made mistakes in the past decade. We sincerely apologise for it. For those we have hurt along the way, we are sorry. We did not intend to hurt anyone. We were only trying to do our job. We have learnt from our mistakes. We will try to always do better and give it our all. But as far as telling the truth is concerned, we will never be intimidated by anyone. Nyasa Times is owned by the ordinary Malawians and not a selected few,” said Chibaka.
Chibaka said Nyasa Times aims to revolutionise the concept of home entertainment with an independent TV outfit designed to meet the changing needs of Malawians and in line with the modern trends and lifestyle.
“Nyasa TV will be accessed on any portable gadget. We are introducing the best picture quality ever with Quantum Dot technology in a new SUHD range. Nyasa Times will also be introducing meaningful innovations in Smart and Joy Beat ranges. With these offerings, Nyasa Times aim to further consolidate its position as the market leader across the Malawian media segments,” said Chibaka.
One of the patrons to the event, Dr Henry Matiti welcomed the launching of Nyasa TV as a positive development and a step in the right direction for Malawian democracy, saying Nyasa Times has for the past decade played a critical role in informing the masses especially those in the Diaspora.
“Nyasa Times has been a key player in informing Malawians especially those of us in Diaspora. It has been an alternative reliable source of news for Malawians not only in the Diaspora but even those in Malawi. We hope the new Nyasa TV will be as plausible, steadfast and reliable. Congratulations to Nyasa Times crew for the milestone and we look forward to more quality service delivery,” said Dr Matiti.
Nyasa Times editorial director Thom Twee Chiumia said the launching of a new brand at Nyasa Times means that the organisation is growing and appealed to Malawians to continue supporting Nyasa Times as they have done in the last decade.
“The new product, TV is a clear testament that we are growing and we owe it to our readers for whom we exist. Nyasa Times is owned by the readers. We are because they are. We exist because of our readers. We hope our TV will add a flavour to people’s lives as we aim to educate, inform and entertain,” he said.
During the event X Factor contestant duo, Goodson and Charity Saiwala, the famous Malawian Jay Z and Beyonce who appeared on Britain’s most watched entertainment television programme spiced the show with their song dedicated to Nyasa Times. Gospel singer Tumpale Langa also performed.
In an another interview, Malawi Association UK (MAUK) chairperson Martin Guga said he was pleased with Nyasa Times’ growth as a leading media outfit saying Nyasa Times’s TV launching is a good development not only for Malawi but for the international community especially the Diaspora Malawians.
“MAUK is very pleased that Nyasa Times has clocked ten years. We are very proud of their achievement and we wish them all the best as the journey into their next level takes charge. The importance of Nyasa Times to the Malawian community cannot be overemphasised. We wish them well in their endeavours,” said Guga.
Chairperson of the organising committee of Nyasa Times’ 10 years anniversary celebrations Rhoderick Kalumpha said Nyasa Times is a pacesetter and a trendsetter in the Malawian media industry and that being in business for a decade is an achievement worth celebrating.
He said: “Nyasa Times is a leading media brand of the 21st century for Malawians and that they have reached 10 years of existence is a landmark achievement. We are very proud of Nyasa’s achievement and as chairperson of the organising committee, I am glad to hear that there is a new Nyasa TV in the offing is a great achievement for the country and the world at large.
In his speech, Nyasa Times legal advisor Jude Mtonga said Nyasa Times by launching a TV is moving with the trends of the modern times.
“Nyasa Times is launching a TV to remain relevant and maintain its position as a leading a media brand. Times are fast changing and to remain relevant Nyasa Times have to move with the times. We are very happy that Nyasa Times has transformed into a global phenomenon,” said Mtonga.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :