Scandinavian pay-TV platform, Modern Times (MTG), has launched a second African free-to-air DTT channel in Tanzania. “We are proud to launch our second African free-TV channel. We are committed to further expanding our presence not just in Tanzania but also in other fast-growing African countries and economies,” said Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, President andCEO of MTG.
The channel, which has been launched under the TV1 brand, offers a mix of locally produced news and entertainment content, as well as international movies and TV series, and is already available to 30% of the 48 million people in Tanzania. Four of MTG’s Viasat thematic pay-TV channel brands are also available in Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Mozambique.
MTG’s production company Modern African Productions (MAP) also creates content for a number of African markets, and will support the launch in Tanzania.