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PHOTOS: Brand New SuperSport and M-Net studios Opened in East Africa

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MultiChoice Africa officially opened brand new state-of-the-art SuperSport and M-Netstudios in Nairobi to serve the region’s local content market. These high-end studios rank among the most advanced production facilities on the continent with over Sh1 billion spent to date to bring world-class local sport content and general entertainment shows to East Africa.

Spanning two buildings off Ngong Road, the new M-Net and SuperSport content hub comprises four full high-definition studios supported by two control rooms, nine post-production suites, two Quality Control suites and International Control Room Central Distribution.


The All New Simba Super Soccer- Studio

A Master Control Room and uplink facilities are currently being designed, which will take television production in the region into a new age.

In a speech read on his behalf by the ICT Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i, President Uhuru Kenyatta commended MultiChoice’s investment in growing the broadcasting industry in Kenya.

“I am delighted to see the example set by the business community, particularly the MultiChoice group of companies, of its commitment to Kenya’s economy demonstrated by its massive investment in Kenya. The launch of these state-of-the-art studios come at a time when Kenya has undertaken far-reaching reforms that have created a conducive environment for doing business,” said the President.


L- R: Stephen Isaboke- Regional Director East Africa, Nico Meyer – CEO Multichoice Africa and Mgqibelo Gasela – Head Regulatory Affairs Multichoice Africa.

According to MultiChoice Eastern Africa Regional Director, Stephen Isaboke, the new SuperSport and M-Net studios affirm the pay media firm’s commitment to the region.

“This is a milestone event – not only for the MultiChoice Group, but also for the creative and production industries in Kenya. It confirms the group’s enormous investment in the region and is testament to our emphasis on technological excellence.”

Recently, AfricaMagic raised the bar with the launch of the telenovela Kona, which is the largest production in the region to date.


The New Look Studio

AfricaMagic is also producing 56 movies that proudly tell Kenyan stories. In 2007 SuperSportjoined hands with the Kenya Premier League. This happened at a time when the league was struggling to find sponsors, when stadiums were empty and matches were not broadcast. The story now, paints a different picture.

“This is an emphatic move into the top-end world of TV production,” said Andre Venter, head ofSuperSport in Africa.

“East Africa has a great appetite for high-quality viewing and we intend delivering. Our teams have been training and the equipment couldn’t be more modern. We hope that this reaffirms our confidence in the region and its people.”

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Judiciary secretary Bigirimana Rubbishes Reports he’s been Denied Visa to the US

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SECRETARY TO the Judiciary, Pius Bigirimana has described reports that he’s been denied a visa to The United States as ‘malice’ insisting was in New York just recently.

There was a published story that Bigirimana was denied entry to The States where he was invited to attend the inauguration of Prof Jim Gash as the president of Pepperdine University in Los Angeles. According prior News, Bigirimana was expected to travel alongside other judicial officials including Chief Justice Bart Katureebe.

Reacting to the story, Bigirimana describes the reports as malice and unfounded.“This is malice . I returned from New York recently. That’s rubbish,” he said. Indeed, Bigirimana was in the United States in May this year for the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to which he is the secretary. As part of its 100th anniversary, ILO painted a mural at the Uganda Embassy in New York in recognition of the efforts the government has put in place to solve youth unemployment.

The mural, part of the five painted around New York, specifically honours the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) for its unique approach in promoting youth entrepreneurship while contributing to the reduction of youth unemployment.To date, the Programme which was initiated by Bigirimana following his posting to the Gender Ministry in June 2013, has funded 20,159 youth projects. Up to Shs9,232 billion has been revolved to finance another youth 1,090 projects.Bigirimana has been at the forefront for integrity and has been praised by President Yoweri Museveni for his role in fighting corruption in Uganda.He has also been praised for his hard work and patriotism.

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We intend to have the biggest event of the year in ASFA 2019 – Talent Africa boss Ali Alibhai

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The Abryanz style and Fashion awards are back for the 7th time and for the first time they have partnered with Talent Africa group.

Talent Africa group under it’s events and promotion wing will come active and handy in the ASFA 2019. We were keen on the partnership and quizzed Talent Africa boss Ali Alibhai on why he chose to partner with Abryanz this year.“We are a 360 entertainment company and have over years mastered the art of events marketing and this is another event we look forward to evelevating further. Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards have a very good reputation and we are sure our contribution will be felt” he said.

Talent Africa Group has in the past yet somilarly big events like Nyege Nyege and hosted many foreign artistes and have at all instances sold out. With such momentum we can be sure ASFA 2019 will be another event to look upto, probably the best ever edition so far.

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Photos: What you missed at the “Kyaddala” movie premiere

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Reach A Hand Uganda (RAHU) in conjunction with Emmanuel Ikubese Films and partners premiered their long-awaited pan African series “Kyaddala: It’s Real” in an exclusive black carpet event held at Kingdom Kampala on Friday evening.

The evening kicked off with a cocktail where revelers were serenaded by the soulful Kenneth Mugabi and Steve Keys, before later being ushered to the screening room to watch the first episode of the TV series.

The exclusive premiere attracted key players in the film industry from Uganda and beyond ranging from movie directors, producers, actors and actresses beyond the cast of Kyaddala.

Based on real life experiences, Kyaddala depicts young people’s sexual and reproductive health issues through a rich storyline with compelling themes like HIV and its impact on young people, Teenage pregnancy and the role of “gatekeepers/ stakeholders” in averting child marriages, Sexual and gender based violence among young people and how it affects their SRHR needs and Myths and misconceptions around young people’s SRHR and how to create an enabling and safe environment for young people to seek SRHR information and services.

“Kyaddala is a real conversation starter, tackling topics that people are afraid to have. This show will provoke important conversations on young people’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Challenges,” noted Humphrey Nabimanya, the Founder and Team Leader, Reach A Hand Uganda.

Featuring stars like Martha Kay, Salvado Idringi, Mathew Nabwiso, Anita Fabiola, Emmanuel Ikubese and Olumide Oworu (from Nigeria), the 8-part series will officially start airing on October 5th on NBS Television and on the official Kyaddala YouTube page and Sauti Plus TV.

Here are some photos from the premiere.



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