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Multichoice Content Summit: Local Content Producers With Mixed Views

Multichoice Zimbabwe held its content summit today with the aim of encouraging local producers to create films and television programmes that are of a standard high enough to be showcased on DStv. A number of players in the television and film industry were present. Presenting at the summit were various experts. The head of content for Multichoice […]

Local producer explains sad state of Zimbabwean television & the internet’s opportunity as a solution

Citing the rise of online content consumption patterns that have powered the rise in popularity of material from producers like P.O Box and Zambezi News, Makamba pointed out how Zimbabwean content is scattered across various platforms like WhatsApp, YouTube and Facebook, something that he believes points to the opportunity of a central distribution platform.

TWZ, Battle of Chefs, Zim Dancehall & the dozen shows on my Zambezi Magic to-watch list

Since it went live on the 1st of July this year, Zambezi Magic has been filling in gaps with a lot of South African content. The good news is that Zimbabwean productions are going to be flighted on Zambezi Magic. Shows like Battle of the Chefs, Tonight With Zororo are set to be flighted there.

Death of Wabona gives glimpse of jungle called the African VOD market

The news that Wabona, an African content Video On Demand service shut down was a low moment for African tech and media startups. a number of aspects related to their model have stood out as weaknesses for a while now. Theirs represent most of the challenges in setting up a Pan-African VOD service. However, in the lessons, there are some opportunities that could also emerge for Wabona or other VOD services.

MultiChoice makes call for Zimbabwean Music videos

Zambezi Magic, the MNet Channel launched recently to act as the go-to spot for Southern African content, is looking for Zimbabwean music videos. This is the latest invitation for Zimbabwean content that started some months ago with calls for Zimbabwean shows and movies. MultiChoice, through channels like Zambezi Magic, wants to tap into the talent pools of countries like Zimbabwe that haven’t had a huge representation on DStv

Zim mobile games, local Innovation, DEMO Africa, Powertel internet, GTeL – Podcast

This is the latest edition of the Techzim podcast. In this episode we touch on a variety of trending issues in tech like the new Powertel internet package, Esaja in Rwanda, innovation in Zimbabwe, DEMO Africa and the new DStv channel Zambezi Magic.

Zambezi Magic is DStv’s new channel for local productions

A couple of months ago MultiChoice Zimbabwe made a call for quality local productions that would be flighted on its M-Net Africa channels. Now it has announced a new channel, Zambezi Magic, on which Southern African productions will be flighted.