NBC introduces new channel
The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) this week announced that it will shortly introduce another channel on its paid spread available to subscribers with an NBC digital decoder. The new channel, THISTV, launches on 5 February. The NBC digital decoder currently hosts six channels, NBC 1, NBC 2, NBC 3, One Africa Television, TBN as well as EDU TV, bringing the tally to seven channels with THISTV. THISTV is a 24-hour urban music channel widely available throughout Namibia on the NBC digital decoder, channel 107.
Alex Shimuafeni, Chief Commercial Officers of the NBC said that in order not to miss out on this exciting channel, viewers are reminded to get themselves an NBC digital decoder. “I further urge the public to purchase their decoders as Windhoek, Okahandja and Rehoboth will be the first towns affected by the switch off on the said date,” added Shimuafeni. The new channel will officially be launched on 5 February 2015 at Nice Restaurant at 18:30 and it is the brainchild of Lownan Nangombe, also know as Wambuseun, a Namibian artist. Shimuafeni said that just like Lownan, the NBC is open to cooperate with any entrepreneur who is interested in owning a TV channel, selling NBC digital decoders or any other innovative ideas. THISTV is set to be the number one music channel in Namibia as it brings a wide variety of popular urban music and many different show formats including documentaries, reality television, music chart shows, text shows and countdowns. The channel is dedicated exclusively to local and international urban music, like hip hop, rap, R&B, dancehall, reggae, kwaito, Afro pop, electronic dance music and chart music with the occasional alternative rock music.