Namibia

About MultiChoice Namibia

Since way back in 1992 MultiChoice Namibia has been a much-loved part of society, a video entertainment company that brings the family together to share precious moments and unforgettable memories. In a vast land of scattered, far-flung communities, we’re delivering on the MultiChoice purpose of using the power of entertainment to enrich lives. The recent launch of GOtv was the biggest rollout of the latest digital terrestrial television (DTT) standard in the world and the first in Africa.

MultiChoice Namibia has a direct economic impact of some $11.9 million (USD) per annum. Every day more than 140 dedicated MultiChoice employees go to work in Windhoek, Ongwediva and Swakopmund with one objective in mind; to enrich the lives of our customers, and future subscribers by finding ways to exceed their expectations, hopes and dreams.

The MultiChoice Namibia team works with 13 agents, 70 retailers and 120 accredited installers to deliver on the promise of our brands, DStv, GOtv, SuperSport and M-Net. We recently implemented a customer-relationship system which worked so well it has now been replicated across all MultiChoice Africa operations.

Customers, employees, suppliers and government have all benefited from the investments our subscribers have made possible for the past 25 years. In that time, we’ve brought the power of our educational bouquets to tens of thousands of Namibian children, inspiring them and their teachers to dream of a world of endless possibility and giving them rich, powerful knowledge they would otherwise have been denied.

We can look back on these achievements with some satisfaction but there is no time for standing still. World-class technology and content are powerful tools that we can use to build our nation.

Message from the General Manager of MultiChoice Namibia, Roger Gertze

How we create social value

The launch of GOtv in Namibia represented the biggest rollout of digital terrestrial television (DTT) standard in the world and the first in Africa. Since 2012. the company’s DTT infrastructure has expanded to 23 transmission stations spanning, first, from Windhoek to Walvis Bay, later to Okahandja, Rehoboth, Oshakati and, eventually, as far as Rundu.

Not only do we offer Namibians the world’s very best entertainment and sporting action, we also offer universal access, for the first time, to NBC1 and NBC2 plus eight NBC radio channels that are loved by Namibians.

Growing Namibia’s creative industries

Growing a local film industry is about coming together as a nation, to encourage, support and fund the industry by partnering with various stakeholders and not leaving it only up to the filmmakers. Namibian filmmakers have the talent and great stories to tell.  We played our part by hosting workshops for local producers on the “how to” of pitching a programme to a channel, as well as pitching a channel to a platform.

Whatever our customers prefer – and wherever they are – we invest in the best technical and human presence on the ground, to deliver over 125 TV channels and 30 radio stations (and counting) through the DStv satellite and GOtv DTT platforms. Launched in Windhoek in 2012, GOtv has progressively extended its reach across Namibia, to Walvis Bay the following year, later to Okahandja, Rehoboth, Oshakati and, eventually, as far as Rundu. In the past five years we’ve invested in 10 DTT transmission stations, a priceless infrastructural asset for the nation.

Not only do we give Namibians the world’s very best entertainment and sporting action we also offer them the best Namibia has to offer, providing universal access, for the first time, to NBC1 and NBC2 as well as eight NBC radio channels.  And, in the spirit of taking Namibia stories to Africa, MultiChoice Namibia is proud to announce the launch of a Namibian drama, The Third Will, which premiered on Zambezi Magic in May 2017.

Enriching lives

Getting closer to our customers and communities, to understand exactly what makes them tick, is a key to our sustainability. Our well-being depends on the well-being of the local entertainment industry, that is why we take great pride in the part we’ve played in helping the likes of David Mbeha, Dillish Mathews, Stefan Ludik, Lady May, Maria and Sally to achieve the stardom they deserve.

We also believe that a strong Namibian economy is good for our customers – and good for our business. Which is why, in this information age, we’ve worked closely with government to help it achieve its development goals as outlined in NDP4, NDP5 and the Harambee Prosperity Plan.

The MultiChoice Resource Centres are among one of the most effective ways in which we get closer to enriching our communities, especially the lives and minds of our young people. To date we’ve invested in over 300 of these multimedia facilities, giving schools’ learners and teachers access to our education bouquet as well as Mindset Learn and more great content.

General Manager Profile

1992

began broadcasting

300

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MultiChoice Resource Centres built and sponsored

2016

signed a 5-year channel distribution agreement with NBC

140

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people employed at four offices

Contact information

MultiChoice Namibia
161 Nelson Mandela Avenue,
Eros,
PO Box 2662,
Windhoek,
Namibia

Tel: +264 61 270 5111
Fax: +264 61 270 5218
Customer care: 081 988
Email: Multichoice.Namibia@Multichoice.co.za