WINDHOEK, SEPT. 19 – In a vast land of scattered, far-flung communities, as a business, MultiChoice Namibia continues to deliver on our purpose of using the power of entertainment to enrich lives.
GOtv is the home of African television and provides the greatest selection of local channels made in Africa for Africa. Our reliable service is one you can trust which allows GOgetters to experience the digital revolution in their homes. With the launch and presence of GOtv in Namibia, progressively this was a major step forward for local television, which is in line with government’s digital migration process.
“Great entertainment has always been a key focus of GOtv, and we are certainly excited to continue building our fantastic entertainment options for our customers,” mentioned Roger Gertze, MultiChoice Namibia’s General Manager.
Present at the launch was ICT Minister, Hon. Stanley Simataa who stated, “As a Namibian owned commercial broadcasting radio station this is truly a milestone for the Rundu capital but more so for the Kavango region. He added that, “Radio has a much wider social value. Commercial stations are an important and valued part of communities across Namibia – supporting local business through advertising, and serving as incubators and springboards for local media talent.”
Radio has always had a strong civil society ethos whether it is supporting local events and initiatives or participating in charity driven activities, by broadcasting much valued local news and delivering so much through its programming.
“As Government, we are engaged and committed and will continue to support the oldest form of broadcast, and most dynamic form of broadcast, that which is Radio. Let us endure to nurture all the creative industries and to encourage mutual support through a conducive ecosystem,” added Hon. Simataa.
Getting closer to our customers and communities, to understand exactly what makes them tick, is a key to our sustainability of the MultiChoice Namibia business. “Over the years, there has been a greater need to tell our Namibian stories through the broadcast and availability of local content. With the presence of Rapids FM, community stories can now reach a wider audience”, concluded Gertze.
Rapids FM is a Namibian owned Commercial Broadcasting Radio station based in Rundu, they broadcast in all languages spoken in the Kavango Regions to a diverse listenership of youth and elders.
Licensed to broadcast in Kavango and Zambezi regions, which are border towns, and accommodate a good number of people from their neighbouring countries, the station also prides itself as a SADC station. In view of its SADC characteristic, Rapids FM also broadcasts in Portuguese, Nyemba, Rukwangari, Thimbukushu, Gciriku, Rumanyo and Mbunza. – NDN Staffer