MultiChoice Group (MCG), yesterday hosted its second annual media showcase under the theme: ‘Africa’s most-loved storyteller’, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The event had media representatives and stakeholders from across the African continent in attendance.
Speaking at the event, MCG CEO, General Entertainment, Yolisa Phahle, said the group has achieved much since its first showcase event. She also stated that this year’s media showcase was the first since being listed as an independent media company.
“The MultiChoice Group listed on the JSE Main Board on 27 February 2019, an important milestone in our exiting journey of growth,” Phahle said.
She said the group continues to make a significant investment in promoting local talent and developing the African creative industry through initiatives such as the MultiChoice Talent Factory and Magic in Motion.
“On local content, MultiChoice now has 18 local language channels across all continent. We will continue to increase our local content spend and also industry development. As we continue to develop our various markets, we are committed to consolidating the company’s position as Africa’s most loved storyteller,” Phahle said.
Also speaking, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Channel Director, Africa Magic, said the portfolio of local content production carried out by MultiChoice is geared towards ensuring the video entertainment industry across the continent thrives and grows to compete with the best in the world.