RADIO Africa has launched two new television stations in Kenya, Kiss TV
and Classic TV, writes Dennis Itumbi for journalism.co.za.
Kiss TV is purely an entertainment channel playing Kenyan and International Music, with half of the content being local. It will cater for all genres from Hip Hop and Reggae, to R& B and soul, two hours each day will be dedicated to Gospel Music.
Classic TV will be the country's first free-to-air dedicated movie channel, airing Kenyan and African movies. It is based on a channel management agreement between Radio Africa and the national state Broadcaster Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC).
Classic TV has already purchased award-winning Nollywood films and excellent Tanzanian films in Swahili for screening. South African films will also be sought, with the focus being away from mainstream producers so as to encourage low budget movies of high quality.
"We are bringing the most popular and best African movies to your living room and creating an alternative viewing for their evinings, we are building on the success of our other ventures and making a bold statement about our media expansion, we have a vision and the mission is on course," Psatric Quarcoo, the group managing director, said in a telephone interview.
The group are also the owners of KISS FM, Classic FM,Radio Jambo, East FM and The Star.