GOtv was launched at Rundu on Thursday, enabling residents of the town to enjoy its digital video entertainment content.
The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Tjekero Tweya who officially launched GOtv at Rundu said: “This is my dream and I am deeply and unapologetically committed to my ICT dream, which translates into a declaration of intent I undertook with the President of the Republic of Namibia”.
“The official launch and rollout of GOtv is to infuse a lot of entertainment oxygen into the lives of TV viewers and I have no doubt in my mind that GOtv through their aggressive strategy to enlarge the MultiChoice footprint, not only in Namibia, but the whole of Africa, will propel Namibians through our Harambee Prosperity Plan to greater prosperity,” Tweya added.
Multichoice Namibia General Manager, Roger Gertze said the introduction of GOtv is a strategic business decision to make Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) accessible to Namibians by offering affordable television for all levels of the community. Gertze added that access to GOtv is easy and affordable.
GOtv is the video entertainment company’s subsidiary that offers packages of regional, continental and international entertainment.
GOtv is watched without a satellite dish. This means that consumers do not require installers and are able to connect their GOtv decoder and antenna themselves.
GOtv now offers the GOtv Plus, GOtv Value and GOtv Lite bouquets, which includes news, movies, kids programming and sport.
Gertze stressed that the launch of GOtv has positively contributed towards employment creation, by empowering retailers, agents and small and medium businesses through the sales and take-ups of payments for GOtv subscribers.
The roll-out of GOtv in Namibia commenced with its 2012 debut in Windhoek. It then launched in Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Okahandja, Rehoboth, Ondangwa, Eenhana, Oshakati and Ongwediva.