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Botswana: etv’s GBC-TV announces new beefed-up programme schedule

July 15 ushered in a new era for etv’s Gaborone Broadcasting Company (GBC-TV) following the launch of its new programme schedule.

The Minister of Communications, Science and Technology, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, etv chief executive officer (CEO) Marcel Golding, board members and senior management of GBC-TV and the chairman and members of the Broadcasting Board of Botswana attended the launch.Since August last year, GBC-TV has entered into a multi million Pula partnership with etv, providing further opportunity for the company to grow. According to sources this investment means that 51 percent of the total GBC-TV revenues is held by Mike Klinck, and etv 49 percent, which is in line with government's citizen empowerment policy. Now GBC-TV, a free to air channel, announces a brand new line-up of cutting edge programmes.

"The new schedule promises an exciting mix of dramas, reality programmes, talk shows, children's programmes, top movies and the latest news. A number of new shows have been added to the line-up that will keep viewers glued to their television sets," station manager Paul Beyl said.

Mmegi/The Reporter (Gaborone) 17 July 2008

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