StarTimes two years ago made a big investment in Ugandan football and talent when they bought the broadcast rights of Uganda’s topflight football league, birthing the StarTimes Uganda Premier League. The league airs on Sanyuka TV and is viewed by millions of passionate Ugandans.
Sanyuka TV on 1st February 2020 was moved from the Nova Bouquet to the Basic Bouquet, something that did not leave many Ugandans happy. The number of viewers reduced and consequently the Uganda Premier League fans were reduced to less than half. Many were left disgruntled.
StarTimes has heard the cry of many Ugandans and returned their much loved Sanyuka TV to the most affordable StarTimes bouquet – Nova. Greg Busolo, the Operations Manager at Sanyuka TV says, “Putting into consideration what our audience was telling us, we jointly decided to return Sanyuka TV to the StarTimes Nova bouquet. So far we have aired 69 games of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League and we plan to show more once the league resumes in May. We really appreciate the support the viewers have shown us.
Cleopatra Koheirwe the StarTimes PR Manager said, “We also have more content. The other good news is that the Fox Channels such as: Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic, ESPN, Foxlife and Fox are back! Plus we now have Nina Telenovela – a new channel for Telemundo fans, The General’s Daughter – a new TV series premiering on 25th March 2020 on Novela E Plus and more. So besides football and Sanyuka TV, there is a lot to enjoy on StarTimes. Our customers’ sentiments matter to us. We want to maintain the progress we had and keep the momentum going by ensuring that all Ugandans watch local football at an affordable price.”
Therefore, effective 16th March 2020, Ugandans will now continue to watch and enjoy Sanyuka TV, Uganda’s home of sports and entertainment on the Nova Bouquet.
Eddy Kenzo praises Bebe Cool’s efforts in the fight against Coronavirus
By Staff Writer
By now you know that Bebe Cool has lined up top artistes to raise awareness about Coronavirus and how to prevent infection. Fellow star, Eddy Kenzo who is stranded in Ivory Coast after government bans flights has given him a nod for the good work.
Posting about Bebe Cool, Kenzo had this to say; “Bebe cool And all star’s Teaching us about coronavirus mwebale nyo Banafe. We thank you and proud of you all. Keep safe my people.”
In the same spirit, Kenzo thanked Bobi for his video on Coronavirus that includes everything that Ugandans need to know to stay safe. Kenzo posted; “Everything you want to know about Covid-19 in one song bless up Honorable Bobi wine and Nubian Lee Thank you thank you❤ keep safe.”
Kenzo is in Ivory Coast where he had gone for a performance earlier on last week which didn’t even take place. the Tweyagale singer has been under quarantine in a hotel room since.
Uganda’s coronavirus cases stand at 14 today with no deaths thankfully. Ivory Coast cases stand at 73 with 2 cases that have fully recovered and no deaths. The world numbers stand at 452,601 cases, 20,500 deaths, and 113,121 recoveries.
Avoid crowds and stay home if you have flu. Let’s fight Corona together. Message from the Ministry of Health supported by MTN
Spice Diana tests negative for Coronavirus
By Our Reporter
Singer Spice Diana weeks back returned from Dubai and has been crucified recently for being a possible carrier of thr COVID 19 Virus. Yesterday the female singer tested for the virus with the help of the Ministry of health officials and she has today shared the good news of her negative results.
Following the directive from the MoH that travellers from high risk countries test for the deadly COVID 19, having returned from Dubai, I decided to test and I confidently share the relief message that I tested NEGATIVE. Disregard all rumors that suggest otherwise.Spice Diana
Here is a video of her elaborating more.
Let’s fight Corona together. Symptoms of Coronavirus disease include coughing, running nose, sneezing, sore throat, fever, difficulty in breathing and body weakness. If you or your loved ones develop these symptoms, please immediately visit a hospital near you and get tested. Do not self-medicate. Follow guidelines on Coronavirus from the Ministry of Health. Please avoid sharing unconfirmed information. Call 0800 203 033 or 0800 100 066 for help. This message is from the Ministry of Health and supported by MTN.
Nigerian celebrities go into self-isolation after possible contact with a person who tested positive for coronavirus at the AMVCA
Several Nigerian celebrities have gone into self-isolation after it was announced that they might have come in contact with a person that tested positive for coronavirus at the 2020 Africa Movie Viewers’ Choice (AMVCA) that held at the Eko Hotels & Suites on Sunday, March 14, 2020.
This came after the Lagos State Ministry of Health confirmed that an attendee of the recently held awards’ ceremony tested positive for the virus which means that all other attendees were likely exposed to the novel coronavirus.
“I hereby notify you that all participants at the African Magic Viewers’ Choice Award (AMVCA) held on14th March at @EkoHotels may have come in contact with one of the confirmed cases in Lagos and are most likely to have been exposed to #COVID19 Infection,” the Lagos State Minister of Health said on Twitter.
Following the announcement, celebrities like Banky W and his wife Adesuwa Etomi, 2019 Big Brother Naija winner Mercy Eke took to Twitter to reveal that they are already on self-isolation.
“Mrs W and were already self-isolating since last week.. and here’s the thing… everyone else who attended the AMVCA’s should already have been doing the same,” singer Banky W wrote on Twitter.
“This threat is real. Don’t wait until you know an infected person before you take it seriously. Please.”
“To all of us who attended the AMVCA – please let’s stay indoors. I’m begging you. Let’s be responsible,” Banky wife and actress Etomi also said.
“Edakun. Bubba and I have been indoors for a few days now but it’s imperative that we ALL adhere to the call to self isolate. Let’s not unknowingly put others at risk.”
Big Brother Naija’s Mercy who won the award as the best dressed female celebrity at the awards’ ceremony also confirmed that she has adhered to the instruction to self-isolate.
“Already taking this seriously, our health is wealth🙏 let’s all do our best to save our country,” Eke said.
The seventh edition of the AMVCA had some high profile attendees that also included the likes of Toke Makinwa, 2baba, Tacha, Dakore Akande among others.
Source: Pulse Nigeria.
MultiChoice broadens news and entertainment offering in wake of COVID-19
By Our Reporter
In the wake of global pandemic, COVID-19, MultiChoice Group (MCG) is broadening access to credible information at this time by making news channels more widely available across the continent.
They have opened access to CNN International and Euronews for DStv Access customers, joining BBC Word News, Aljazeera and brand new channel Africanews.
“We have been in constant communication with health authorities such as the World Health Organisation, and we will be rolling out Africa-wide public service announcements on COVID-19. It is important that all of us take heed of the announcements and advice from trusted experts so that we can look after our own health and that of our loved ones,” says MultiChoice Group CEO Calvo Mawela.
The video entertainment company is not only expanding its content offering for news, but there will also be more kids shows, movies and curated sports content.
“In light of the disruptions to the school year in Uganda, we are also working to provide access to the best available educational content, to help keep young minds stimulated and engaged,” said Hassan Saleh, the MultiChoice Uganda Managing Director.
Live sports has suffered a notable impact globally as a result of sporting federations correctly prioritising the safety of players and fans alike, by adhering to accepted measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. MCG has acquired the best award-winning sport documentaries from around the globe,and produced thematic channels for sports fans to relive the greatest sporting moments of all time.
“We are taking great care for our staff and have put in place all precautionary measures to ensure their safety,” Saleh adds. “In light of this we have advised our customers that there may be a delay in our ability to attend to customer queries. However, we have a number of self-service and online platforms available, and we will do our best to sort out any issues they may have, timeously.”
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