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Friday, 11 January 2019 05:11

MDBNL commits to promote digital broadcasting

Written by  Moses Nyirenda
Mussa (c) listening to a presentation from Chirwa during the tour. Mussa (c) listening to a presentation from Chirwa during the tour. Pic by Roy Nkosi

Lilongwe, January 11, Mana: Malawi Digital Broadcasting Network Limited (MDBNL) has committed to promoting digital broadcasting in order for its customers to access high definition television pictures in the country.

MDBNL Director of Marketing and Public Relations, John Mchilikizo made the remarks on Thursday when Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Henry Mussa inspected MDBNL Operations at its offices in Lilongwe.

He added that his company is committed to providing free local television content in the country.

“Our major and primary mandate as signal distributor is to make sure that, Malawians have access to local television content for free and we are achieving this very well,” Mchilikizo pointed out.

He noted that MDBNL is currently registering channels to be on MDBNL platform and would be one way of generating income for the company.

Mchilikizo said that currently his company is expanding its signals by planting additional transmitters in different districts in the country including Lilongwe, Blantyre, Zomba and Mzuzu.

He disclosed that MDBNL has planted more transmitters at Mtengo Wawung’ono area in Thyolo District where the transmitters are providing digital signals to entire shire valley.

Mchilikizo commended Government for its support towards the growth of digital technology in the country.

“As company we are applauding government’s support towards the expansion of digital broadcasting since we started our work, government has helped us a lot in procurement of our equipment including kiliye kiliye decoders which we are currently selling,” he explained.

One of the kiliye kiliye users, Martha Ben has observed the Kiliye Kiliye decoder has wider choice of channels including Fox Channel which comes with international action movies which she said she likes watching.

She said that kiliye kiliye provides high quality pictures as compared to analogue broadcasting television pictures which had low resolution.

Minister of Information, Mussa said that government is impressed with how MDBNL is conducting its operations to promote digital broadcasting.

He said that analog broadcasting is thing of the past in the country.