Manganya’s ADRA dumps MBCtv for Times TV

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Tikuferanji, a soap that is produced by Adventist Development Relief Agency (ADRA) will from tomorrow start airing on Times TV after it’s producers dumped state owned Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC).

Tikuferanji which has been airing on Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) TV for many years has now been moved to Times TV though the contract between ADRA and MBC TV has not expired.

Tikuferanji

Tikuferanji : Heading to Times TV.

ADRA Deputy Country Director, Michael Usi, who is also one of the pin-up actors in Tikuferanji, confirmed the development to one of the local newspapers on Thursday saying MBC TV has been refusing to show the soap.

“It’s true, Tikuferanji will now be screening on Times TV. We are very happy that we have come to Times and we hope people will still follow the soap.

“The contract with MBC has not expired but MBC has refused to broadcast our episodes and so we had no choice but to move on. This is what I can say for now but for the other issues let me not comment much,” Usi said.

However, he expressed gratitude for the longtime relationship that has been there between the two organisations.

“We are looking forward to a good cooperation with Times. We would like to thank MBC for being with us the past years in hard and easy times. “We have learnt several lessons which will help us to move forward and hope they have also learnt something,” said Usi.

Malawi24 understands that there have been differences between MBC officials and ADRA regarding political content in Tikuferanji.

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  1. MBC did not dump tikuferanji. How can a TV station dump a soap opera? Adra was paying for its airtime and they’ve stopped for better TV station. Mbc was just showing repeats

  2. KENDO. MBUDZI YA MUNTHU NDI MANGANYA.Because is not good kutukwana presdent ngati presdent akulakwitsa si cha dzeru kumaima pa chulu m’kumatukwana dats not good.kodi iweyo ndi pitalayo mayesa ndi alomwe okhaokha mukudanilanji ? B care manganya ukhoza kudula tsogolo bcz presdent si olimbana naye basopo usowa

  3. mwati times chani???.. zakutawuni kwanu konko..kumudzi kulibe ma signal azimenezo…and this is ablow to lovers of this programme….

  4. Nkhani yabwino kwambiri,mkulu ameneyi ali nditsogolo pankhani za zisudzo.nthawi ina pa ulendo wanga ochokela ku Nigeria kupita ku South Africa mkuluyi anasangalasa mabwana ndi madona ndipo ulendo wanga naumva kukoma powona malawi mzanga akusangalasa anthu amaiko osiyana siyana.DR Manga mumatichosa manyazi maka kwa anthu azisudzo ku Malawi.pali azisudzo ena angotchuka kumalawi kokhako,koma Manganya wadziwika padziko lonse.Timufunila zabwino zonse Professor Manga

  5. kkkkkk who dump who at first place? Times TV simaoneka madera ambiri kuyelekeza ndi MBC TV that means chiwerengero cha anthu oonera tikuferanji chitsika

  6. big up guys keep on educating,informing and enternaing our nation,leav that MBC TV with der rasist where safuna kudzuzulidwa.politic pa dzinthu za boma

  7. Ma tv tidaponya kunsi kwa bedi. Alibenso ntchito. Blackout yake imeneyi, times tv yo tizionelela magetsi ake ati? Kapena ADRA yayambisa escom yake?

  8. Wrong headline, poor reporting, poor reporter. Research who dumped the other or whats the meaning of dumping. You dont dump the one who has banned you.

    • MBC TV is sponsored by government nde sikuti ndlama ndivuto usaiwale kuti budget imachoka Ku ministry of finance. zateremu budget yawo ikwera. Times TV simaoneka Madera ambiri that means ndi anthu ochepa tsopano omwe azionera tikuferanji

    • It’s alright that times TV has got this, it’s a lot of money and it shall be used to increase coverage. On the other hand, we all know the government is struggling with finances and am sure mr finance minister is not insane to start increasing tvm budget now when there are pressing needs in the health sector, education sector, agriculture sector just to mention a few. It’s about time these state run entities started generating their own money! And not rely on government for everything! When will they ever become independent of politicians????!

  9. Its a welcome devpt but my only worry is that Times tv sikuoneka dziko lonse and that will mean denying aza people the right to watch it and please do something about it or am urging MDBN limited kuti ayike all local channels pa satellite chonde chonde