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TV47 Re-launches to Swahili station

The competition for the airwaves is increasingly gaining momentum with investors launching new tablets to cut their niche in the competitive market which is currently dominated by Citizen Tv,NTV and KTN.

TV47 owned by Mount Kenya University founder Simon Gicharu  hasn’t been left out as the station has re-launched  into a Swahili station.

The station will be dedicated to telling untold stories in corporate sector and their involvement in youth and has tapped Eugene Anangwe from Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) and CNBC to lead its young vibrant team as acting MD while Godfrey Omanga who previously worked with k24 will lead the digital team.

The station has been very active both at you Tube, GOtv channel 813 and channel 80 on both Bamba TV and StarTimes.

Speaking during the launch at Laico Legency,Eugene Anangwe the acting MD states that the station has put down proper structures to enable its thrive and make an impact in the society.

“TV47 is the home of untold stories that we will use to impact the society and keeping them posted to date news using the Swahili language,’he said.

On his part,Godfrey Amanga states that station mission is to inform,educate as well as educating noting that the Swahili language has been neglected by many players and the station will play a big role by restoring it back.

“Imagine there is no Swahili station?We are the only one in the market,what will happen to those who don’t understand English?,”Amanga said.

On top of relaunching the explosive Jicho Pevu TV series (with reports stating that Moha has already submitted two brand new episodes of the highly rated investigative show).

Recently the Nation Media Group during the board meeting announced plan to re-launch their Swahili station QTV back to the market.

A month ago,KTN news lost four journalists to TV47 among them Abubakar Abdullahi.

 

About Edwin Ochieng

Edwin Ochieng is living true to the calling of Journalism, He is passionate about issues of Business and Politics. Edwin Ochieng is a graduate from St Paul University and East African School of Media Studies (EASMS).

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