Mandela Centenary Celebrations Channel Going Live Today

The Mandela Centenary 100 Tribute Pop-Up channel created by Dstv to celebrate and honour the extraordinary life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, finally launches today at 1900hrs CAT.

For the next five days until the 22nd of July, DStv customers across Africa will be treated to an exclusive, nostalgic and memorable viewing experience.

According to the Dstv website “the channel (DStv channel 199) will feature an exceptional mix of films, documentaries, archive footage from M-Net’s multiple award-winning actuality programme Carte Blanche as well as exclusive celebrity interviews.”

“Around the globe, Nelson Mandela is revered as a hero of the struggle and as the man who led South Africa to democracy. While striving for justice and freedom and shaping a nation, he also changed the world with his humility and indomitable spirit. We are immensely proud to dedicate a unique pop-up channel to celebrate the life and legacy of this beacon of selflessness and reconciliation, who gave hope to millions,”

said Yolisa Phahle,  general entertainment CEO, MultiChoice.

Although Zimbabweans had serious issues with DsTV prices , thankfully  the free channel, HISTORY (DStv channel 186) and streaming live on DStv Now, have already launched an innovative app inviting global viewers to share their personal stories or moments with Mandela.

“The app will allow participants to be on the platform and will allow each story to have a choice of two filter options with a selection of background music to choose from.  Selected stories will be shown and shared across their personal social media platforms, as well as showcased on History’s Facebook page,” reads part of the statement.

Yusuf Nabee, General Manager of A+E Networks Africa says, “We are excited to launch an app that enables viewers to generate their own content and to share their moment/s with the icon that was Nelson Mandela. This initiative is supported by the Nelson Mandela Foundation.”

Affectionately known as Tata Madiba, the first black President of independent South Africa died on the 5th of December 2013 at the age of 95.

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