MTG launches four channels in Malawi on Zuku TV
Rebecca Hawkes
| 10 October 2014
Scandinavian broadcaster Modern Times Group (MTG) has launched four factual entertainment channels in Malawi, in what is a first appearance for the broadcaster in the East African country.

Viasat Crime, Viasat Explore, Viasat History and Viasat Nature are now available via the Wananchi Group-owned pay-TV platform Zuku TV , although MTG content already has a presence in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.

"Storytelling is at the heart of African society and our portfolio of factual channels tell the best and most engaging stories and have become must-have channels for platform operators on the continent," said Laetitia Royaards, head of pay-TV , MTG Africa.

Viasat Explore provides content ranging from scientific breakthroughs 'to the everyday lives of engaging characters', while Viasat Crime concentrates on unsolved crime and investigations.

Viasat Nature provides wildlife and natural history programming, and has been available since 2011 on Chinese operator StarTimes' digital terrestrial television (DTT) networks in Nigeria, Uganda and Tanzania, as well as on Zuku's direct-to-home (DTH) satellite platform in Uganda.

Viasat History is also available elsewhere in Africa: through two satellite TV networks in Nigeria and a cable TV network in Kenya.