The IPTV platform is a subscription-based streaming service that will host a bunch of local and international titles with a special focus on locally produced dramas, films, comedies and sequel programs.
âWe see this as a great opportunity for our organization to support and develop our local film industry in partnership with content producers. There are many ways to use technology platforms to boost our digital and cultural economies, and we are committed to being a part of this innovation, âsaid Mabua Mabua, CEO of BoFiNet.
Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary – ICT of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Cecil Masiga said: âWe want to promote healthy competition in the sector. If the content is attractive, the sector’s contribution will be a significant contributor to GDP. Growth of the sector will require significant skills and ingenuity; I firmly believe that they have the capacity and the capacity to take a strong and innovative approach to the creation of this content. The soon to be launched platform is part of BoFiNet’s growth strategy. The organization has partnered with twelve (12) production houses; Torch Studio, Studio 24 Film, Molibi Otukile, Box Screen Pictures, Onalethata MOCHINE, Baboneng Film Productions, Motion Lab, Mellow Deeds, Dee Zone Productions, Fava Choon Republic, New Look Studio and Industry Media and will launch with Ninety ( 90) titles acquired from them.
Additionally, BoFiNet will engage with these content producers and other industry stakeholders in a series of workshops and a roundtable to discuss ways in which challenges within the industry can be addressed. and resolved. âIt’s important that we can meet our film producers halfway through and encourage the telling of Indigenous stories.
The film industry has the potential to employ significant numbers of Batswana through associated products and services including writing, editing, restoration and design, to name a few. We look forward to encouraging our transformation into a knowledge-based economy and cultural industries are a viable sector to consider for diversifying our economy away from mining, âMabua said.
The IPTV platform will be launched in partnership with local internet service providers and will be available nationwide.