More NBC content on DStv and GOtv platforms
The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) and Multichoice signed a five-year ‘Channel Distribution Agreement’ this week for the distribution of nbc1 and nbc2, as well as 10 NBC radio channels.
The signing took place at the broadcaster’s Studio 7 situated at NBC Radio in the Capital. The NBC television channels and radio services will be available on the Multichoice’s DStv and GOtv platforms as of 01 October 2016.
The agreement saw the two organisations joining forces in the distribution of television channels; the two twenty four hour (24:00) per day English language television programme services consisting of news, movies, music, events, talk shows, documentary, actuality, sport, public awareness, parliamentary coverage, entertainment and information programmes together with related data television services. In its quest to make entertainment more accessible, MultiChoice will also avail selected NBC content on demand via its DStv Catch Up and DStv Now services, enabling subscribers to enjoy the best NBC shows at their convenience and on the go. At the signing ceremony, NBC Director-General Stanley B. Simili noted: “This is a giant leap for both institutions in terms of collaboration for the wellbeing of Namibia as a whole. We have agreed to come together and join forces and co-operate with each other and take all reasonable steps in the direction of broadcasting inclusivity for all Namibians.”
In line with MultiChoice’s purpose of enriching lives, the video entertainment provider is prioritizing its investment in promoting local entertainment to uplift the local broadcasting industry to greater heights. Roger Gertze, General Manager of MultiChoice Namibia said, “I am excited about this agreement, as this collaboration result in universal access, making NBC content available to all locals residing in Namibia. MultiChoice Namibia is a proud supporter of the Namibian film and television production industries, and look forward to more Namibian content being showcased on the DStv and GOtv platforms.