More Industry InsightsBotswana: Upictv Launches Pay Per View Channel

November 16, 2021by myles0

UPICtv, a Botswana based video on demand platform (VOD) has successfully launched the regions first pay per view (PPV) service. The pay per view channel will be offering premium live Botswana content in sports and entertainment in addition to the video on demand content currently available on Upictv. “This is part of our drive to find innovative ways to take Botswana artists to the world through UPICtv, as well as transforming the creative industry, as a business”, said Mr Bonang Dintwa UPICtv Manager. The PPV service will give local artists and event promoters access to a worldwide audience who can view their events and performances in real time, live and create new revenue stream opportunities.

UPICtv has been continuously growing towards its mandate to empower Botswana’s storytellers and grow the film and television business, in the Southern African region. A first of a kind, UPICtv partnered with CHILLSTEP, a youth owned local events company to host an event, to pilot PPV while promoting nine (9) local artists and Djs, further investing in Botswana’s creative industry. 

The platform is aimed at creating an avenue for local broadcasters and content creators to reach audiences across the region and the world. Pay per view forms part of UPICtv’s business model as a VOD platform, to give viewers the ability to watch video on demand and the added option to pay for specific premium live content of their choosing.

Users may access UPICtv on at a cost of P50 per month and are able to have 3 profiles per account. Download the UPICtv IOs and Android applications on Play Store and Google Store to enjoy home grown entertainment.

For more information, contact:                                                                                                                                                                    

Name: Lesego Goitsemang

PR Marketing & Communications Manager


Phone: +267 72238510

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