MultiChoice donates new broadcast equipment to Soweto TV
Thanks to a generous donation from MultiChoice, Soweto TV is now the proud owner of the brand new state-of-the-art broadcasting equipment. This means that viewers of this community TV channel can look forward to a fresh on-air look.
The donation includes the latest technology, a new Final Control Centre with Cinegy Air PRO – a broadcast automation with video servers for SD and HD playout for multichannel. From now on, the channel will no longer use interconnected elements costing money, requiring management and maintenance. This means better quality broadcasting for viewers at home; on the job training for local youth and an improved production quality.
Bridget Nkuna, CEO at Soweto TV: “We’re excited about the donation as it came at the right time when we are celebrating our 11th birthday. Community TV channels fulfil a very important role in communities – we tell the stories of our community and create a sense of belonging. We’re looking forward to continuing to play our role in the stories of the people of Soweto.”
MultiChoice does not just donate broadcasting equipment, it also helps the five community television stations on its DStv platform to develop their broadcasting skills and know-how. It’s just one of the many ways in which the company is making a real and sustainable impact in South Africa.
Soweto TV received the very first community TV license back in 2007, which marked the beginning of a new era in South African television. The broadcast footprint of the channel focuses on Soweto but thanks to DStv, a much wider audience across South Africa can also enjoy this channel.
ABOUT SOWETO TV
Soweto TV is a South African community television channel broadcasting mostly Sowetan content from the biggest township in South Africa, Soweto. Situated in Vilakazi Street, the channel is free-to-air in the Gauteng Province and is also broadcast to subscribers on DStv channel 251.
Soweto TV, South Africa’s fastest growing community television channel with over 3 million viewers, is now under the leadership of Bridget Nkuna as CEO. Her recent appointment marked a new era for the popular channel as it introduces a refreshed brand identity that will see significant changes that will leverage technology, to revolutionise content delivery.
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