Zambian station Muvi TV launches 40-channel package

Zambian station Muvi TV launches 40-channel package The new package will be broadcast using MPEG-4 decoders. (Image source: Pablo/Flickr) Zambian private television station Muvi TV has announced the launch of the 40-channel Muvi-Plus package

The monthly subscription fee of the new package is pegged at just over US$12, compared to around US$5.50 for the existing standard Muvi TV bouquet, with both packages utilising MPEG-4 decoder technology.

Speaking at the Muvi-Plus package launch, Muvi TV managing editor Costa Mwansa said the new decoders could be paid for in installments.

The station’s ten-year journey from satellite to terrestrial broadcasting had not been easy, he said, adding that Muvi TV’s total customer base now stands at 4.3mn people, while the company has plans to expand still further.

The station has also partnered with neighbouring Tanzania’s Azam Media to provide expanded content offerings, with company CEO Rhys Torrington revealing 263,000 Azam decoders have been sold so far in Kenya and Rwanda.

New channels included in the Muvi-Plus package include European football channels Madrid TV and Liverpool TV, international news channels BBC and Al Jazeera, and African channels Africa Unite, Muvi Muviz and Prism Africa.

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