By January this year, only two television stations had submitted their signal to have their programming viewed by a larger number of people and to have improved picture quality by migrating from the analogue to digital to the Malawi Digital Broadcasting Network Limited.
Today, privately owned Timveni Television, after being granted a television license in 2012 by Macra, has finally got its signal and moved to digital migration.
The station has managed to install its broadcasting equipment at its studios in Area 47 in Lilongwe and at the MTL site in Area 9 where the Malawi Digital Broadcasting Network Limited is stationed.
Timveni Television executive director Manyanda Nyasulu says Malawians should be ready to view high quality programmes which will be balanced and well baked.
“We are so excited that our signal is now live and that viewers can now start watching our broadcast, after months of preparation and hard work, we are happy that our efforts have finally paid off,” he says.
Nyasulu says the station will broadcast different kinds of programmes such as social, commercial, religious, education, informative and entertaining programmes, mostly targeted for the youth.
“Timveni Television Station is managed by the youth with a purpose of strengthening their voices on social development and promoting their multi- media talents. We are proud to be the first child and youth television station in Malawi where the youth and children have an opportunity to reach out to the nation in advocating for the realization of their own rights and promoting their talents and skills that will create self-employment in the long run,” he said.
“This channel will compliment government efforts on youth economic empowerment as it focuses on empowering the youth through the strengthening of institutions responsible for equipping the youth with the requisite skills and resources that will enable them to actively participate in economic empowerment activities such as self-employment, access to employment opportunities and creation of enterprises,” he added.
Timveni Television Station is one the few media houses in Malawi that is operating on digital equipment. To watch the station, viewers are required to buy a decoder but those who have a GoTV decoder stand a chance of watching the station and need not to purchase another decoder.