As we enter into a new season of Spring, MultiChoice Botswana promises a breath of fresh and exciting newness with their MultiChoice Content Showcase where media, influencers, and other partners alike, enjoyed a first-hand immersive experience into the Pay-TV business’ upcoming line-up.
“The MultiChoice Content Showcase is an opportunity for us to come together with our valued media partners to take them through what DStv, and now Showmax, viewers can expect in the months to come whilst also giving them deeper insights into the MultiChoice business, what we do and how we give back to our communities,” says Thembi Legwaila, MultiChoice Botswana Corporate Affairs Manager. “As we celebrate our 30th Anniversary of operating in Botswana and as we countdown to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM we really wanted to make this year more special by allowing our guests to actually experience the content we have through hosting a hands-on experiential Showcase filled with activities and competitions in line with our exhilarating content offering.”
In welcoming the greatest season of entertainment at the biggest stadium of sport on SuperSport the Content Showcase kicked off the countdown to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 where MultiChoice Botswana promised that through their platforms, consumers will get access to world class commentary and an exhilarating viewing experience like no other. To add flair and excitement to the occasion, the Content Showcase hosted an action-packed and somewhat hilarious competition between guests who battled it out for the prize of “Best Commentator” by replicating the legendary first goal-score made by Siphiwe Tshablala of Bafana Bafana at the unforgettable FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010.
Showcase attendees were also introduced to the DStv Blue Chair activations which will soon be happening across the country where Batswana can spot a blue stadium-like chair in different high-traffic locations bearing a QR code, which will give them access to games, schedules and extra World Cup and football content, enjoyable to any football fanatic.
The MultiChoice Content Showcase also teased new spicy spin-offs that the DStv platform has to offer such as that of Big Brother: Clash of the Titans starting January 2023 where for the first time in the history of the Big Brother format, the two giants of Africa, South Africa and Nigeria, will come together in one house to give viewers a content experience they have never seen. Big Brother Clash of the Titans will be available on both DStv and Showmax, delighting viewers to 3 months of guaranteed drama and enjoyment.
During the day, media had the opportunity to also feel like part of the Big Brother House when they stepped into the BB Naija Experience and participated in the reality show’s famed ‘Head of House’ games to get a close feel of the pressure that comes with being on this unique and unrivaled television show which has wowed audiences for over 10 years.
MultiChoice Africa has stuck by its commitment to being Africa’s most loved storyteller for over three decades now, living on the promise of using entertainment to bring people together. “With DStv, there’s no denying that there’s something for everyone. We are looking forward to bringing some unexpected big-hit shows such as It’s Complicated which will air on The Food Network this December. It’s Complicated is a cooking show hosted by Vegan Influencer, Tabitha Brown, whose rise to fame started on TikTok during Lockdown in 2020. Shows such as these do not only make for great entertainment but also show how the power of social media and authentic genuine content can make it onto the big stage,” says Legwaila.
To bring this to life, guests were treated to a surprise cook-off between local social media influencer and food fanatics, Kennedy Thal and Kabo Oletitse who were put to the test by given random ingredients with the high task of making a specialized gnocchi dish. Media also had a chance to test out their cooking skills when the Showcase concluded with a Media Cook-Off where one winner walked off with an Explora decoder and 3-Months Showmax Subscription.
Hosted by the vivacious Lorato Orapeleng, a MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy Class of 2021 graduate, the MultiChoice Content Showcase was a true show of MultiChoice Botswana’s efforts in not only being a leading entertainment provider in Botswana but also in being a business that intentionally makes a socio-economic contribution to the country through its initiatives such as the MultiChoice Talent Factory.
“Local investment is a priority for our business and we are so proud to be able to have proof of this through our MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy graduates who are here with us showcasing the work they have done since they graduated from the Academy. This is only the beginning of what we aim to do with this program as we recently announced that we will be expanding our efforts through working with local Free-to-Air channels to further ensure that the content coming out of Botswana is on par with that of the rest of the region and the continent,” Legwaila concluded.