With the increasing number of local TV stations, NTV, though still at the top, it has lost a reasonable share of its audience to some of its rivals.
Its Ugandan managers have now started feeling the pressure from the station’s head offices in Nairobi and plan to reinvigorate some of the old shows that were popular with the Ugandan audience.
A reliable source told EagleOnline that NTV Uganda management is to revive most of their former catchy programmes including Men, Theatre Plays (Barbed Wire), Life Stories and Kitchen Delight that had been scrapped during current Managing Director Aggie Konde’s tenure.
Efforts to contact management were futile by press time.
According to a recent GeoPoll report, NTV is the top TV station in Uganda in Q1 2016, with an average rating of 5.6. This is slightly lower than their average rating of 6.0 in Q4 2015.
Bukedde remained the number 2 station, and improved upon their rating from Q4 2015 by 0.1. NBS stayed in the top 3 but also went down in ratings, from 2.3 in Q4 2015 to 1.9 in Q1 2016. UBC, Urban, Bukkede1, and WBS are the other top-rated stations nationally.