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.
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.