MultiChoice is set to launch another Zimbabwean television channel onto the DStv platform, bringing the number of local stations available to DStv viewers to five.
NRTV will be launched on DStv’s channel 288 on Tuesday June 20, adding a further dimension to the range of Zimbabwean content being showcased on the DStv packages.
The station was licensed in 2020 with a promise to offer a diverse and innovative programme range that will enhance viewing enjoyment by local viewers.
Moses Matanda, General Manager for NRTV highlighted that Zimbabweans can look forward to content told differently but relatable globally from a predominantly young and funk, multi-cultural and multi-lingual team.
“We are excited to partner with MultiChoice in bringing content with a fresher outlook to the Zimbabwean storytelling market. NRTV is very much privileged to be part of the chosen television stations, who have been given the arduous task to tell the Zimbabwean story” He said.
The channel will be available to DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact, DStv Access, and DStv Lite customers.
MultiChoice Zimbabwe general manager Norman Raisbeck said the addition of another Zimbabwean channel was both exciting and satisfying as MultiChoice continues to provide local viewers with more content from which to find a source of locally-selected information, education and entertainment programming.
“We welcome NRTV to the DStv platform and we wish them much success in fulfilling viewer expectations across the country,” he said.
The new channel will complement the existing four Zimbabwean broadcasters on DStv: Ztv, Yadah, 3Ktv and ZTN Prime.
“We are especially excited to hear that NRTV plans to expand its network of staff and offices across the country and to work towards utilisation of 16 languages, including sign language, for extended viewership penetration,” said Mr Raisbeck.
The following are highlights to look forward to on NRTV;
The Daily Dose Show
Genre – News/Magazine
A breakfast magazine show that is informative, educational, high energy and entertaining. Daily Dose follows trends with the objective to start the viewers’ day on a high note.
Genre – General Entertainment
Enjoying childhood games like pada, nhodo, raka raka, hwishu and maflawu, this is a family uniting, fun filled game show.
Genre – Current Affairs
A look at the stories of men and women behind bars. The crimes they committed, and the tales told by those affected by these crimes.
Genre – Drama
Love, Family politics, drugs, crime, and heartbreak all come in to play in this fast-paced drama that tells the stories of the wealthy and the poor in Zimbabwe.
A High School Diary
Genre – Drama
The stories of bullying, violence, and upheaval in a Boys High School.
MultiChoice continues to tell the African story through its hyper local strategy which aims to provide a platform for home grown African content thereby continuing to grow the African film industry.