Veteran journalist Lolani Kalu is now settled at TV47 after landing the lucrative job following a call by Kenyans who came together to help him financially.
For the next one year, Kalu will be the regional reporter based at the TV47 Mombasa bureau and will be covering the six counties in the coast region.
“I have signed a one-year deal with TV47, the opportunity came after fans saw me shooting my personal shows with one of the artists I was interviewing having TV47 branding. Fans called TV47 to find out if I had signed a deal with the station, and that prompted them to hand me a contract. I will be a coast regional reporter covering the six counties,” he told a local online publication.
TV47 is a 24-hour free-to-air channel offering general entertainment to customers of varied ages, mostly targeting the youth with educational programming and other informative and exciting shows.
TV47 will broadcast in English and Swahili languages offering a mix of programming with in-depth coverage of sports, news, inspirational talks, commentaries, current, social, real-life issues, business, religion, and educational content.
DStv customers also go an opportunity to enjoy an increased slate of local content as TV47 launched on the platform on DStv channel 268. The channel is currently available on all DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family, and Access from Wednesday 23 September 2020 from 11.00 EAT.
Nancy Matimu MultiChoice Kenya Managing Director speaking about the launch said, “We are excited to have TV47 as part of our growing local content offering on the DStv platform. This is part of our continued promise to offer our customers more local and relevant content to suit their viewing needs. TV47 adds to free-to-air channels and we look forward to the entertainment that the channel will bring to our DStv viewers across the country.”