TV47’s historic studio in Mombasa is now operational.
The studio, which is the only county-based broadcasting outlet of any television station in Kenya, is based at the 10th floor of MKU Plaza, Nkrumah Road.
As the clock ticked towards 7pm on Friday, October 30, the state-of-the-art studio came to life with its first news bulletin: Kiswahili prime time news.
Mvita MP Abdulswamad Sheriff Nassir graced the screen as the premier guest. He was hosted by newscasters Liz Mutuku and Mariam Mwacharo.
“This studio will play a big role in highlighting the issues affecting the Coastal people,” said Nassir.
The studio, with large glass windows on the backdrop, has sweeping views of Mombasa city’s imposing skyline. It is well-equipped to handle the whole breadth of TV broadcast including news, talkshows, entertainment, and game shows. It is fully-fledged and can operate autonomously from the station’s main studio in Nairobi.
“Besides providing infotainment to the general public, the studio will also offer internship opportunities to students from the Mount Kenya University (MKU) Department of Journalism,” says Dr Vincent Gaitho, MKU Pro Chancellor who also attended the launch.
Coastal Nerve Centre
In line with its slogan ‘The Home of Untold Stories’, TV47 will use this facility as the nerve centre for providing extensive coverage of the Coastal region. It will broadcast special and unique untold stories from Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Lamu, Taita Taveta, and Tana River counties.
TV47 prides itself in providing content across multiple genres that is relatable to the Kenyan people, their interests, and their passions across the 47 counties.
Rich Lode of Programming
TV47’s content spans through a wide range of local general entertainment shows, local news, local sports and business coverage, local religious shows, and local higher education shows.
TV47 has a casting of hosts across its major shows who are youthful, energetic, and passionate about delivering locally relevant stories and content to Kenyan audiences.