'NEW FAMILY": L-R Creative Director Spark Zena Bantariza, Mercy Natukunda Brand Manager Spark, Peter Kabba Project Manager Spark, Albert Nga and Phoebe Nakabazzi MultiChoice officials at the Spark launch.

DStv and GOtv Uganda, products of MultiChoice have made a major announcement today – the launch of Spark TV, the second highest ranked new channel in the ‘family’.

Spark TV went live on the DStv platform on channel 285 and GOtv channel 390, respectively.

The birth of this partnership will give Ugandan viewers from all over the country an opportunity to enjoy more unique content, skewed primarily to the female audience on DStv and GOtv platforms.

Commenting on MultiChoice Africa’s latest additions on the DStv and GOtv platforms, the General Manager of MultiChoice Uganda, Mr Charles Hamya said: “We are proud of the fact that we have lived up to our promise – enriching lives and providing customers with local content that they can resonate with. We stand by our decision to continually expand and enrich our channel line out of respect and adherence to customer demands with content they can better identify with.”

Mr also Hamya thanked Spark TV for the partnership which, he said, will bear fruit for the company and its viewers. He also encouraged Ugandan viewers to purchase DStv and GOtv kits to get access to the content on Spark TV and other fantastic channels offered on DStv and GOtv platforms.

Agnes Asiimwe Konde, Managing Director of NTV and Spark TV said the partnership will help them achieve “greater empowerment of the woman which is our ultimate aim through educational and inspiring programming”.

“It gives us great pride to realize that we have a shared vision with MultiChoice to promote and elevate content for the female audiences. The woman of today needs to be inspired, uplifted through inspirational programming that will make them better citizens. We are glad that this partnership will enable us reach many more homes and offices tapping into the geographical reach and subscriber base of DStv and GOtv subscribers,” Ms. Konde said.

Spark TV will be available to DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access subscribers on DStv channel 285 and GOtv Plus, Value and Lite package on channel 390 respectively.