17 September 2021
GABORONE - Annually, MultiChoice Botswana brings together media practitioners and social media influencers alike to have a sneak-peak at the exciting upcoming content soon to hit their screens via DStv. This year with all the additions to not only the DStv and Showmax platforms, as well as enhancements made to our digital customer care platforms as well, a second content showcase was added to this year’s calendar of events.
Broadcasted virtually in order to abide by social distancing protocols, the #ReMoteng Sport-themed Showcase was hosted by the ever-glamorous TV personality, known famously for her role as host on BTV’s Flava Dome, Sadi Dikgaka. Sadi, alongside MultiChoice Botswana’s Head of Marketing, Shadi Linchwe and Corporate Affairs Manager, Thembi Legwaila, took guests through a lively, exciting and punchy rundown of what DStv customers can look forward to in the upcoming months.
“Content is who we are and what we do at MultiChoice Botswana and we are filled with excitement at every chance we get to share this with the media in this setting,” said Linchwe. “What we have found during this past year is that television content has truly become the center of our lives. Whether it’s catching up on the news, staying indoors and bingeing on movies, trying to keep the newly home-schooled kids entertained or salivating over the return of sport, there is high demand for television right now, and DStv has more than enough to keep customers entertained.”
This Content Showcase paid special attention to the return of live football in particular; also highlighting the abundance of new sport to come and more importantly, the pride we all felt with the performance of our Batswana athletes at the recently held Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Paralympics Games and World Under 20 Championships.
‘’Sport is an undeniable unifier. Whether you are a die-hard fan or an “as-and-when” spectator, you cannot help but be part of the magic of sport when there is a world sporting event,” said Thembi Legwaila. “We decided to theme this Showcase as #ReMoteng in Sport, because we wanted to pay homage to how important it was for us as a nation to be able to watch our athletes fly the blue, black and white flag high in Tokyo and Nairobi, during what has probably been the most challenging time we have all ever encountered. There is no denying that this restored a sense of hope and has given us something to look forward to as we prepare to see our athletes do even more, thanks to SuperSport, the World of Champions.”
Guests were also treated to reels of the exciting African and international content to come includingDance Africa Dance,a ZeeWorld (DStv 166) production which sees the channel on a search for Africa’s best dancers. Starting 18thSeptember, the show features dancers from 10 different African countries, including Botswana, battling it out on the dance floor.
Customers can also look forward to the return of Uthando Ne’sthembu for an explosive 5th season, airing Thursdays at 20:30pm on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161 as well as newly launched, Love me or Leave Me airing on DStv’s HONEY channel (173) on Fridays at 10pm. Love Me or Leave Me sees four unhappy couples come together to find a reason to fight through their problems.
To bring an end to the#ReMotengthemed event, guests were treated to a personalised shout-out from Botswana’s first Olympic medal winner, Nijel Amos. This was a perfect ending to an event put together to bring our media a front-seat view to all the greatness to come on DStv.