A new television station, MTV, owned by one of the local companies, Global Television Ltd, has started beaming its programmes and related services to Malawians.
Test signal started on July 9 this year, according to Laphy Nasungwi, the company’s Technical Director.
“We are purely entertainment and sports. It’s a station for everyone. In the near future, MTV sports shall cover live local leagues (football) as no one does it,” Nasungwi.
They have since engaged former MBC TV sports analyst Saulos Thindwa as their sports pundit.
“The station will offer much of entertainment and sports programmes and other interesting and other must watch documentaries.
“We are also planning to have special channel that would be branded MTV sports,” he explained.
Nasungwi further said they will ensure that the television station identifies itself with programmes that will be highlighting the way of life in society in terms of culture, beliefs, art and language, among others.
MTV is on GoTV 816 and Malawi Digital Broadcasting Network (MDBN) 113.
The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) licensed the company to provide private television broadcasting services for a period of seven years commencing on July 31 2015 and ending on July 30 2022 and can always be renewed.