MultiChoice Namibia celebrates 25 years of enriching lives
Windhoek, Thursday, 27 July: It was Camera! Lights! Action! as the best in Namibian entertainment dazzled a star-studded crowd at an evening filled with glitz and glamour as MultiChoice Namibia to celebrate the company’s Silver Jubilee.
The gala event took place at the MultiChoice Namibia head office in Eros, Windhoek with the theme that centered on Choice, to showcase its journey through exciting performances and insightful speeches.
In their honor, His Excellency, Dr. Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia and Madame Monica Geingos, the First Lady of the Republic of Namibia were also in attendance. Guests also included top government officials, including the Deputy Minister of Information, Communication and Technology, Hon.Stanley Simataa, Minister of Works and Transport, Hon. Alpheus !Naruseb, and Swapo Secretary General Nangolo Mbumba. Esteemed members of the MultiChoice Africa family from across the continent flew in especially for the festivities. MultiChoice Africa Chief Executive Officer, Brand de Villiers was joined by MultiChoice Africa Regional Director – Southern Africa, Patricia van Rooyen.
MCs for the night, TLC Next Great Presenter winner, David Mbeha and The Third Will Actress, Tjuna Kauapirura set the scene for a night which took the audience on the adventure of great entertainment on DStv and GOtv. Guest were also entertainment by home-grown talent comprising of Namibians personalities who have featured on the DStv and GOtv platforms including, Stefan Ludik, Gazza, Lady May, Sally and some of the Namibian contestants of Big Brother Africa.
Through his video address at the event, MultiChoice Namibia’s GM Roger Gertze outlined the contribution MultiChoice Namibia has made to the country. “Through investing in infrastructure, technology and, most importantly, in people, MultiChoice Namibia has a direct economic impact of some $ USD 11,9 million each year. Our Namibian footprint spans 3 branches; 13 Agents; 120 Accredited Installers and 70 Formal Retailers.”
The Chairperson of the Multichoice Namibia Board of Directors, Milka Mungunda, echoed Gertze’s sentiments with regards to MultiChoice Namibia’s contribution to Namibians over the past 25 years, “MultiChoice empowered Namibians to make a difference in their communities by equipping them with additional skills, financial assistance and educational training. The outcome of this is them becoming more confident and have faith in themselves. Through that, they become better people and more conscious of themselves and their environment.”
MultiChoice Africa CEO, Brand de Villiers voiced his praise for the MultiChoice Namibia team saying, “Our very existence is due to the loyalty of our valued customers – and our commitment is to ensure that you have the very best television experience possible – the best content, the best technology and the best customer experience. Thank you to the dedicated and hardworking Namibian staff, agents and installers who make it all happen – ensuring that our customers are connected to the best entertainment, news and sport from around the world 24 hours a day – every day of the year. Most importantly, thank you to our customers for their ongoing support.”
Delivering his keynote address, His Excellency, Honorable Dr. Hage Geingob, acknowledged MultiChoice contribution to Namibia saying, “To the MultiChoice Namibia family in its entirety, I am sure you must all be very proud for this milestone. MultiChoice Namibia reached incredible heights, and the Silver Jubilee is without a doubt an event of epic proportions. Namibian success stories such as these must be told wherever the MultiChoice footprint is established.”
MultiChoice Namibia’s Silver Jubilee marks a time of change for the organisation as it’s reshaping the business to improve on customer experience, whenever and wherever there is customer engagement. Going forward into the next 25 years, MultiChoice will remain committed to putting customers at the heart of all the decisions made every day.
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MultiChoice Namibia (MCN) has been delivering on our promise of making the power of entertainment accessible for the last 25 years. The groundbreaking moment forNamibia was in December 1991 when M-Net received a transmission license from the Namibian Communications Commission to start broadcasting. In 1992, a joint venture was formed between M-Net and Kalahari Holdings. Throughout the last quarter of a century, MultiChoice Namibia has been a much-loved part of society, a friend who brings the family together to share precious moments and unforgettable memories. Entertainment is a powerful way to tell stories that open our minds, bring people together around shared passions, and connect us to new realities. It makes us laugh and cry. It informs, it educates and it inspires. MultiChoice is a video entertainment company, and our role is to enrich lives. Our mission is to deliver value to our customers by making great entertainment more accessible. We find and develop the right mix of content and deliver it to millions of people across Africa – anytime, anywhere. Whether it’s local telenovelas, the excitement of world class sport or the latest global blockbusters, our investment in leading-edge content and technology systems deliver the shows that people love into their hands and their living rooms. We listen to our customers to understand their changing lives, the pressures they face and what matters most to them. We are committed to using these insights to put customers at the heart of all the decisions that each of us make every day. We’re reshaping our business to improve our customers’ experience, whenever and wherever they engage with us.