GOtv Ghana, on the 8th of February 2016, hosted a content briefing with content producers iFactory at the Tang Palace, to celebrate African and Ghanaian content on GOtv and AfricaMagic. The event also launched iFactory seasons offering of new Pan African, new and returning content, commencing in April, which includes the return of Omotola; The Real Me, Season 2.
The movie and reality show Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, was a special guest and confirmed that this season focuses more on her family including her son Captain E’s chronicles in the music industry.
Speaking at the event, the Director of GOtv Ghana, Mr. Cecil Sunkwa-Mills, emphasized the importance of the production of local content as a means to promote the Ghanaian and African Arts industry across the continent and to create adequate content for the demand that will be created by digital migration in Ghana.
Mr. Sunkwa-Mills also touched on the newly introduced GOtv Lite package which sits on the GOtv platform providing subscribers, whose subscriptions have expired, access to several local, free to air (FTA) channels as well as some Pay TV channels for a minimal administrative fee.
GOtv Lite has 14 local channels and 6 pay TV Channels, and in 2015 alone added more than 5 local TV and radio channels to the GOtv Platform. He said, “GOtv is dedicated to providing quality affordable entertainment to every home and with this package we hope to reach even more home, our consumers will only need a decoder and our recommended antenna to enjoy digital TV regardless they have a digital TV or not. We are committed to ensuring income is not an issue to receiving information or quality entertainment. We have some exciting content this season on GOtv including the Local League, new Telemundo series, new Africamagic content as well as several local channels that showcase Ghanaian movies, series and music.”
He commended iFactory Live for consistently producing noteworthy content that sits on the Africamagic platform and used the event to introduce Fatimah Dadzie, the newly appointed Content and Marketing Executive for M-Net AfricaMagic. “Mrs. Dadzie portfolio is to liaise and negotiate with all producers and stakeholders on behalf of M-Net AfricaMagic, to ensure that we get the best of our Ghanaian content offered us, on AfricaMagic in order to showcase it to the rest of Africa.”
“Producing and distributing quality content is one of the ways we self-regulate and reward the Arts industry, with programs like the Africa Movie Choice Awards (AMVCAs), which recognizes outstanding achievement in television and film with the viewer’s help, and its worthy to note that this year, we had 7 Ghanaian nominees in the various categories vying with the usual Nollywood talent. We urge all producers and stakeholders to continue to generate quality content and we will continue to promote the Ghanaian industry to the rest of Africa through AfricaMagic.”
“AfricaMagic continues to invest heavily in African Content with original shows like Tinsel and 53 Extra, and has made expensive development of original African programming towards a growing film library, to show the best Africa has to offer and support the thriving African film industry. ” he continued.
Michael Djaba Chief Creative Officer of IFACTORYlive said “We have fresh and exciting content that cuts across original lifestyle programming, addictive reality shows and compelling entertainment programming. From April onwards we are going to refocus our shows that inspire our viewers and celebrate the talent that comes out of the continent”.
Some of the shows include, Making Of A Mogul, At Home with Joselyn Dumas, First Ladies Africa and Make Up Diaries.
Anita Erskine, host of the event said, “Returning as a producer in addition to being a host on the show its quite poignant considering Making of a Mogul gave me the very first opportunity to see and understand and what it is to be an entrepreneur. From country to country I learned from each guest that to succeed a certain amount of focus, fortitude and dedication to ones dream is absolutely paramount.. Our continent is definately rising and every episode is a confirmation of that!”
For more information on GOtv Ghana and all the bouquets, channels available please visit ghana.gotvafrica.com.
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MAKING OF A MOGUL The show was developed in order to give African Entrepreneurs a platform to describe their business and their experiences. Hosted by Award winning Media Personality Anita Erskine, Making of a Mogul Chronicles the lives of Africans who have created smart business ideas and are on the road to world domination!
@ HOME WITH JOSELYN DUMAS Started in 2012 as a way of introducing a fresh spin on the talk show format. @ Home with… is an exciting brand new concept in talk show filmmaking, featuring a number of on-screen personal- ities including Michelle Attoh & Joselyn Dumas hosting different seasons with some of the finest guests from across the conti- nent. Filmed in Europe, Africa, and USA, each guest is invited to one of the hosts’ homes across the globe for a no holds barred informal interview of unearthed gems and topics. Viewers enjoy the show’s varied guests as they share their passions and successes with the world in a unique form of dynamic storytelling.
FIRST LADIES Africa has Divas and they are called “First Ladies…” Hailing from Kenya,Ghana and Nigeria these entrepreneurs, actress’s and a princess are taking Nigeria and the world by storm, from renewing their vows in marriage,dealing with sisterly rivalry in their own families to travelling to China and India on business trips launching hair brands in Africa..Its all here…..The First ladies have arrived.The series kicks off with Juliet Olanipekun as she balances her building her business and making it out there as a modern African woman.