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CHANNEL 102: ‘TV47’ now available on GOtv, Kenya’s largest pay TV platform

In Summary

  • TV47 is the Kenya’s fastest growing Free-To-Air (FTA) station, says MultiChoice Kenya M.D Nancy Matimu.
  • Market research ranks it among the top six national stations with a viewership of over 10 million per week.

TV47, the ‘Home of Untold Stories’, is now available on Kenya largest pay TV platform, GOtv.

The station is on Channel 102 beginning today, November 1. TV47 viewers can now watch their favourite channel on all five GOtv packages – GOtv Supa, GOtv Max, GOtv Plus, GOtv Value and GOtv Lite.

Speaking during the onboarding announcement today, MultiChoice Kenya managing director Nancy Matimu welcomed TV47 to the GOtv family, and commended their performance on DStv.

“TV47 is the Kenya’s fastest growing Free-To-Air (FTA) station and we are happy to onboard them to GOtv today. GOtv customers across all our five packages now have an increased slate of local content from this highly performing channel,” she said.

TV47 is already on the DStv platform (Channel 268), where it has enjoyed immeasurable success now for a second year running. “Our entry into GOtv will enhance our reach,” says Abubakar Abdullahi, Chief Executive Officer. “It also comes with a variety of new exciting programmes, both entertainment and educational.”

New Programmes

The new programmes/shows include The Bride of Judas; A Legendary Love, and Darkness of The Soul, telenovelas that are guaranteed to leave viewers on the edge of their seats. Both shows premiere this month.

TV47 telenovelas
Two smashing telenovelas, Darkness of The Soul and The Bride Of Judas a Legendary Love premiere on TV47 this month.

“We are also approaching the electioneering period and TV47 will be the go-to station for all political commentary, interviews, profiles and breaking news,” says Abdullahi.

TV47 broadcasts in both Kiswahili and English. Its rich content also includes shows on tertiary education, a first for a television station in Kenya.

The onboarding of TV47 to the GOtv family coincides with the launch of a brand new GOtv Supa package.

The new package offers a range of lifestyle and entertainment channels (like TV47) featuring more entertainment for kids, drama-filled telenovelas, and crucially, more local content.

Festive Season Offer

“With the festive season fast approaching, families need affordable ways to spend time together. The launch of this entertainment focused GOtv package will allow our subscribers to do exactly that,” says Matimu.

“With more choice and greater entertainment value, the new GOtv SUPA package joins an already extensive line up of content offering available to our GOtv customers, to ensure there is something for everyone to enjoy on GOtv this holiday.”

Nacy Matimu TV47
Nancy Matimu, M.D, Multichoice. “GOtv customers across all our five packages now have an increased slate of local content from this highly performing channel (TV47).” PHOTO/COURTESY

GOtv Supa subscribers will be able to view all the sporting action and channels available on GOtv Max, with an additional 17 lifestyle and entertainment channels at only KSh1,499 per month.

GOtv customers can purchase the GOtv decoder plus one month GOtv Plus subscription at only KSh1,299. It will offer you the best picture quality and widest terrestrial signal coverage across Kenya.

You can purchase the GOtv decoder by simply dialing *423# on your mobile phone or at any MultiChoice Kenya branch, dealer outlet or select supermarkets countrywide.

TV47 Programmes

The exciting TV47 programmes that GOtv subscribers can now access include breakfast show Morning Cafe, political analysis show Pundits Night, the educational Taasnia Ya Elimu, Kilimo Diaries (agribusiness), Bomba La Sanaa (entertainment), The Grind (entrepreneurship), and The Realtor (real estate).

For a comprehensive list of all the programmes and schedules, please see HERE.

In just slightly over two years of operation, TV47 has notched up several awards:

  • Overall Compliance Award; Commercial Free-To-Air – Communications Authority “KUZA” Awards 2021.
  • Overall Winner; Copyright Award – Communications Authority “KUZA” Awards 2021.
  • 1st Runners-Up; Upcoming Broadcasters Award – Communications Authority “KUZA” Awards 2021.
  • Supportive Media Station of the Year –  FEMA 2020
  • 1st Runners-Up Best TV Host of the Year – FEMA 2020

TV47 is on Gotv, DStv, SIGNET, BAMBA and STARTIMES.

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