When Skynet Pvt Ltd t/a MultiChoice Zimbabwe was first established in 1995, it was with the idea of using entertainment to change people’s lives. This sentiment holds true today, and after 27 years, MultiChoice is still rooted in Zimbabwe.
How we create social value
We believe the key ingredients to business prosperity and sustainability are having the right partners and enabling government and regulatory regimes that stimulate business and the broader economy - our customers and stakeholders are the lifeblood of our success, after all. We employ 98 people and support 112 installers and 32 agents, nationwide. These are the men and women who are passionate about bringing world-class viewing to the homes of all Zimbabweans.
Growing Zimbabwe’s creative industries
DStv is now the home of two new local channels, 3Ktv and ZTN Prime and offers Zimbabwean viewers access to the best local productions. The new channels introduce an exciting era in Zimbabwe’s television space, further extending the reach of Zimbabwean content via the DStv platform.
Through reality shows such as the popular Old Mutual Amazing Voices, MultiChoice has provided a much-needed platform for Zimbabwean artists to showcase their talent to millions of viewers across Africa. Selmor Mtukudzi, Ammara Brown, Thembalami, MisRed and Bulawayo-based Family Singers are some of the local talent featured on the pan-African reality show, which aimed at unearthing unsigned music groups across three genres – gospel, pop and R&B.
To further the production of exclusive local content, MultiChoice Zimbabwe has invested in the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) social development initiative. Designed to upskill local filmmakers in all areas of TV and film production, the MTF has a dedicated academy in Lusaka, which in 2018 was attended by aspiring Zimbabwean filmmakers Nobert Mapfoche and Rutendo Mahofa. This year, Yvonne Feresu and Chimwemwe Chipidza are representing Zimbabwe at the Academy. Initiatives such as the MTF and the content broadcast on DStv unite Zimbabweans and provide hope in challenging times.
Enriching Zimbabwean Lives
We are committed to enriching the lives of our customers by consistently developing our products and services. Our Installer Ecosystem is a web-based application for DStv installer certification, installation scheduling, quality assurance and obtaining feedback concerning installations from customers. In combination with the MyDStv app and the launch of DStv Self-service on WhatsApp, these innovations have made the lives of our customers that much easier - and our products that much more enjoyable.
Adiona Maboreke – Singer & Tv Presenter: Our Perfect Wedding
MultiChoice’s impact on the people of Zimbabwe has been amazing – to ignite Africa’s creative industry is what MultiChoice is doing by bringing great brilliant minds together to tell our African stories and for us to determine the path we will take for the future…it is priceless
Shem Zemura – Filmmaker, Creator, Producer, Director of Telenovela: Tangled
MultiChoice has played a big role in my career development, I want to create opportunities for our young people, so they see that it is possible for someone from Zimbabwe to become successful in filmmaking and also create employment for young people
Tendai Maponga – MultiChoice Accredited Agent
MultiChoice has managed to create employment in the local community since we partnered with them. We employ ten extra people and I believe these people also support their families and support the local community
Executive Management Team
Norman Raisbeck – General Manager
Miriam Hogan – Head of Customer Experience & Care
Cyril Gwara – Human Resources Manager
Rose Muwani – Business Systems Manager
Gerald Ngonyamo – Marketing Manager
Kundai Mapuranga - CVM Manager
Elizabeth Dziva – PR and Publicity Manager
Heather Singleton - Finance Manager