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KBC to unveil new look

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) channel 1 is set to unveil its new look today, Monday,June 21 after months of strategy and planning.

The revamp will occur not only on KBC channel 1 TV station but also Radio Taifa and the KBC English Service. They will all have fresh presenters who will treat their vieers to entertaining, captivating and nostalgic content that was almost drowning.

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The top broadcaster is making headlines after poaching bigwig presenters who have been in the media landscape for years with an aim of taking over stakes in the dynamic broadcast industry.

The broadcaster has a fine rebranded content for their main site, that is, KBC and Channel Y254 which majorly focuses on youths. The new content passes across all their 21 Radio stations.

A new technical upgrade has been worked on with an aim of expanding its digital TV reach that estimated at 90 per cent of the country.

Every day, viewers and listeners will enjoy rebranded comprehensive, investigative news bulletins from a line-up of young and seasoned veteran anchors who will spruce up the bulletins streamed in high definition. They say old is gold. The return of celebrated seasoned anchors who dominated TV screens in the past is the absolute masterstroke.” KBC wrote.

Among the legendary anchor that have landed new jobs at the channel are, Tom Mboya, Cynthia Nyamai, Shiksha Arora, John Kioria Fred Indimuli, Juma Ballo, Harith Salim and Nancy Onyancha.

KBC wowed netizens after announcing a comeback of Catherine Kasavuli to the screens revealing that she would be partnering with legendary Fayyaz Qureishi, Badi Muhsin and Pauline Sheghu in a new show dabbed Legends.

“The ‘Legends’ is only on Saturday at 7pm and 9pm. The market has been yearning for these anchors. The Corporation decided to give them an opportunity to deliver our product to Kenyans. They are also very experienced and will also be training our upcoming anchors to sharpen their anchoring skills”. KBC Editor-in-Chief Samuel Maina said ahead of the relaunch.

Maina noted that new technologies have been put forward for quality broadcasting disclosing KBC extra hard worked on it.

“ KBC invested a lot in software and hardware, a modern television anchoring set, and as such we will fully start broadcasting on High-Definition technology unlike before where we used to combine HD and SD. It’s big-time for us,” He said.

Their new programme line up will be as follows, on Mondays and Wednesdays will be Prime Edition, Business Insight on Thursday, and Easy Friday.

The KBC Darubini show will feature Swahili anchors Harith Salim and Nancy Onyancha while Tom Mboya and Purity Museo will anchor news Prime Edition that starts today.

English bulletins will feature John Jacob Kioria who is making a TV comeback. Their show will be premiering on Wednesday alongside Serfine Achieng Ouma and on Sunday for Sunday Express and family show.

Easy Friday will be hosted by Fred Indimuli and Skiksha Arora while Business Insight on Thursday will be anchored by Cynthia Nyamai, Betty Kiptum and Carol Njenga.

Richard Munga and Daniel Wahome will continue working on sports while Jackline Wambiru and Irene Muchuma continue with Lunch Time News.

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O’brien Kimani and Regina Manyara will continue hosting BizCheck that air every Thursdays as from 10 am.

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