By Our Reporter
Uganda Broadcasting Corporation recently hosted the first capacity building workshop at Pearl of Africa Hotel as they prepare 30 of its staff for retirement.
The day-long workshop equiped retirees with skills to prepare them for the next stage in their lives with presentations to assist them diligently choose paths that best suit them. The presentations were from reputable personalities in investment, money management, Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) and retirees from other industries sharing their life stories.
The 30 esteemed members retiring soon have been split across differing departments, business units and levels of management at UBC namely TV content producers, technicians, radio/TV engineers, content researchers, on air broadcasters and production graphics designers.
“As the national broadcaster, UBC would like to thank these staff for passionately and with devotion dedicated so many years to making us the powerhouse that we are today. We wouldn’t have done it without you all. You have weathered numerous storms and shown us direction time and time again. We are eternally grateful and wish them boundless opportunities in their next endeavors,” Winston Agaba, the managing director stressed.
MultiChoice launches all-Ugandan TV channel
By Our Reporter
MultiChoice has launched an all-Ugandan TV channel dubbed “Pearl Magic” on its DStv and GOtv platform. The new channel will be entertainment-focused and will be showing content from music shows to movies to dramas to telenovelas among others.
While addressing media at MultiChoice Uganda Head office, Albert Nga, Marketing Manager MultiChoice Uganda said, “We are excited to introduce Pearl Magic, a channel that is truly Ugandan with a focus on Ugandan content. This is going to additional value to our DStv subscribers in terms of resonance with a channel that they can claim ownership to.”
“This channel also demonstrates our investment in growing local content that resonates with our subscribers and our continued support to the growth and development of the African entertainment industry.” He added.
Pearl Magic TV officially hit the airwaves on Monday and airs on DStv channel 161 while GOtv subscribers can watch it on channel 304. The channel is restricted to East Africa only.
Mariam Ndagire, a local film director and actress, has expressed excitement about the new TV channel noting that this will be another big platform to showcase Ugandan films and culture.
“This is a platform we as filmmakers have yearned for for a longtime. Now that we have a home for our content, we should fully capitalize on it by ensuring we put out quality work that will meet expectations of the viewers. This will also be another way to promote Uganda by using the TV channel to showcase our culture to the rest of the world.” She said.
Judithiana Quits Urban Tv
By Consolate Namyalo
Well, it looks like the “season of moving on” is upon us and has seen different media personalities quit for personal reasons, most of them saying they are simply moving on to pursue different projects.
We have previously seen, the likes of Mackenzie, Siima Sabiiti, Rudende, and recently Crystal Newman quit shows they were popularly known for, for other ventures.
Judithiana now joins the list as she made an announcement via social media saying she will be leaving Urban TV’s Saloon talk show which she has been hosting for over four years.
She posted, “Unfortunately, I will not be HOSTING SALOON TALK any more. It’s been 4 years of fun, entertainment, tears and growth. Thank you so much URBAN TV for believing in my magic. As 4 the Salon Talk fans, thanks for riding with me.”
She however, keeps her radio show at Radiocity and hopes to grace our screens again, some time.
KYENVU Finally Premiers In Uganda:
By Consolate Namyalo
KYENVU (Love and other things) only knocks as a courtesy, a short film by Kemiyondo Coutinho has finally got a date to officially be screened in the country after enjoying its fair share of success across Africa and elsewhere.
It will be screening today ,the 26th of July at Acacia Mall 7pm and 8.30pm.
It is proudly associated with Chapter Four and the Norwegian Embassy who have made this happen.
Starring our very own Coutinho Kemiyondo and Michael Wawuyo Jr, the short has already received a couple of awards at the Pan African Film Festival(best short film) and Zanzibar International Film Festival (East African Talent Award).
It is Produced by Adomaya,Kemistry Klass,Jajja productions and Quad A.
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