MultichoiceLEADERS IN JOB CREATION & SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT
MultiChoice plays a big role in contributing to the South African economy. From helping small to medium businesses through its MultiChoice Enterprise Development Trust to supporting the manufacturing sector through decoder manufacturing – empowerment is one of our strategic pillars at MultiChoice.
Uplifting Community Television
Aside from great local shows on many of DStv’s channels, MultiChoice’s empowerment work also means that community TV stations Soweto TV, Bay TV, Tshwane, GauTV, Cape TV and 1KZN TV give their local communities a voice. We donate funds and equipment and pass on broadcasting skills to the community television stations on DStv. “Our empowerment initiatives help us to touch different communities in our industry in a very tangible way. We believe it’s important for us to play a role in growing the economy and to ensure we have a healthy, thriving community in South Africa. We’ll continue to give our support to communities and to help them to tell our local stories,” said Calvo Mawela, CEO for MultiChoice South Africa.
MultiChoice has also been working with sports federations locally and abroad to bring the best sport to our customers. Our support means many sports can thrive – our MultiChoice Diski Challenge and the SuperSport Rugby Challenge provides the opportunity for young players to compete in a tournament and gain valuable experience.The programme also trains the youth in sports broadcasting through internships. The interns get involved in producing live MultiChoice Diski Challenge and SuperSport Rugby Challenge matches for SuperSport. Young producers receive mentoring and coaching from experienced professionals.
Telling Local Stories
As a broadcaster, MultiChoice takes it role in helping South Africans tell their stories very As a broadcaster, we work with our content producers to help them build their businesses and we pass on the skills we’ve learned over 30 years in the business. In this way, we support upcoming actors, production houses, technical and production teams to tell their stories. Many of these stories become instant favourites among DStv customers – just think about Our Perfect Wedding, Date my Family, Isibaya, Queen and Papa Penny Ahee, to name just a few. Over the last five years, MultiChoice has invested more than R7 billion in local productions alone.
The MultiChoice Enterprise Development Trust aims to empower small and medium businesses in the film, television and media industry with funding and mentorship. Since it was launched in 2012, the Trust has benefited more than 100 entrepreneurs and invested more than R3 billion.