Tanzanian Film Picked for 2016 Eutelsat TV Awards

Tanzania Daily News Dar es Salaam
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Tanzania’s Kiswahili movie channel, Sinema Zetu is among the finalists for this year’s prestigious Eutelsat TV Awards, whose winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held in Milan, Italy on November 25th 2016.

According to the awards submission, Sinema Zetu is the only indigenous Kiswahili movie channel, specifically targeted at building the movie industry and creating a platform for actors and other movie industry players to express themselves and promote what they are doing.

Sinema Zetu will challenge for top honours in the Cinema category with Domo Kino from Russia and Sky Cinema 1 HD from Italy. Other categories to be vied for include Children’s, Culture/Documentary, Fiction/Entertainment, Lifestyle, Music, News, Sports and best programme.

The Eutelsat TV Awards is the only international event shining a spotlight on the quality of thematic TV channels broadcast around the world. “The winning channels in eight thematic categories will be honoured at a ceremony in Milan on 25 November.

Awards will also be bestowed for Best Programmes,” said Eutelsat in a statement from Paris. The jury, chaired by award-winning RAI journalist Duilio Giammaria, and assembling media experts from diverse markets, met in Paris from 24 to 25 September to assess the quality, innovation and creativity of over 120 channels from 40 countries.

Eutelsat further said all participating channels in the Eutelsat TV Awards are now entitled to compete for the People’s Choice Award that will go to the channel generating most votes by the viewing public.

Voting for this coveted Award runs from 28 September to 2 November via channel websites as well as eutelsattvawards.com and other popular sites including broadbandtvnews. com, millecanali.it and produ.com Eutelsat Communications is one of the world’s leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites.

The company provides capacity on 38 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies.

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