Multichoice Uganda, a Pan African pay-television company, joined the rest of the world to celebrate Africa at an exciting event that took place at the Sheraton Hotel Kampala. After a month of celebrating Africa’s rich diversity, cultural history and economic potency on our DStv and GOtv platforms, MultiChoice hosted a fun-filled film screening event to pay homage to home-grown programming – particularly the African Film Industry.
“As pioneers of pay-TV in Uganda, MultiChoice is proud to have been a part of the significant revolution in Uganda’s film and television industry for 20 years since our inception in 2005. We have supported the development of original production as well as show cased the best Ugandan content on our platforms across the continent through multiple home-grown channels like the Africa Magic channels, Maisha Magic and Channel O which have, over the years, unearthed African talents to share and tell our stories to the rest of the world,” said Charles Hamya, the General Manager MultiChoice Uganda.
“Through trainings and mentorship programmes like Africa Magic stakeholders’ training, Maisha Film Lab, players in the film industry have had the opportunity to get exposed to international production standards that they have embraced to evolve the country’s film industry”, added Charles Hamya.
He further commented that, “MultiChoice is committed to ensuring that the different segments of the market are catered for, hence the range of products and services the company brings to its customers such as Box Office, the newest innovation in Uganda’s television viewing that allows DStv Premium subscribers to easily rent latest blockbuster movies at just 6,600UGX and keep such rented movies for up to 48 hours.”
In conclusion, MultiChoice Uganda’s PR and Communications Manager, Tina Wamala, said that over the years the company has used this month of May to promote Africa’s notably rich history and pay homage to out home-grown talent in a celebration dubbed Africa Month.
In this spirit, GOtv Uganda, a subsidiary of the company had an Open Weekend where it allowed all active and inactive customers access to all its exciting channels free of charge from Friday 22 May to Monday 25 May to enable GOtv customers experience the best African stories made in Africa for Africans.