The future of media in Mauritius
The Current TV Channels available for free…
In addition to the national channels (MBC 1,2,3) and the TNT Channels by the Mauritius Broadcasting Coorporation, myT has enriched its package by adding new channels.
Currently, a myT user has the following
- NDTV Good Times
- France 2
- France O
- France 5
- France 24
- Orange Sports Info
- NDTV Profit
- CCTV F
- Soundtrack Channel
- Liberty TV
- Fashion TV
- MBC Movie Channel
As you already know, I adore watching the dancing competitions organised by MBC *cough* *cough*
But it happens that the national tv is not currently broadcasting any since the Management is carrying out an inquiry to know why the Pepsi Sega Hungama competition reached several millions of rupees.
I have been trying to look for the press article on l’express, but in vain… Anyone, please share…
My favorite ones
I don’t really watch TV since I prefer not to be at home during my precious free time 😛
You may not believe me, but I try to spend very little time on internet, except when I am blogging of course. And the remaining time, I am in front of the TV, watching the Movie Channel or the MBC 3 serials, specially during weekends (when I am at home of course).
Oh… back to those childhood memories with Tom and Jerry, Les Tiny Toons, Scoubidoo, Casper and so much more!
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And how much do they cost?
However, to those who don’t know yet, these channels are offered for free during the first 3 months and will be paying afterwards.
Hence, the current myT 512K package is at Rs 862.50 (Vat Inclusive)
while the one with the additional channels costs Rs999 (Vat Inclusive).
Now, I am wondering whether I should continue to pay for the channels after the trial period or I should take another tv package (Canal +, London Satellite, Canal Satellite) or perhaps spend some time studying?
Unfortunately, I don’t have any price for the above packages… Anyone, feel free to share 😛
With the introduction of private radio in Mauritius a few years ago, the competition for the largest number of audience has always been the main concern. Surveys are carried out very frequently to measure the popularity of the radio channels and their hosts…
This kind of competition can only be of great benefit for the country.
Unfortunately, we have not experienced the same with the few internet service providers in the island. Mauritius Telecom has always been a leap forward with ADSL and MyT while the others lagged behind either for technical constraints, incompetency, unreliability and sometimes, financial problems.
The same applies for newspapers…
Thes companies have found the importance of moving forward with technology and nowadays, most of them have an online version available freely on the net.
We have heard a lot about “TV Privée” since the last months, so lets wait a bit more, hoping that it will soon become a reality.
I kept the most interesting one for the last…. I bet you know what I am talking about 😛
BLOGS & Web 2.0!
Since the last months, the number of blogs have been increasing steadily for various reasons…
- More and more people are interested in blogging…
- Additional source of information
- Platform for discussion
- Independent and Interactive
And what about social networking ?
Practically everybody are on the largest sites like facebook, hi5, myspace and twitter 😛
btw, here are the links to the my main pages – Feel free to join me!
This boom in the media has created much change in the life of Mauritians…
Nowadays, anyone can participate in sharing information… interactively and in real time!
No need to be a journalist! Nor a blogger, you can even share on facebook, twitter and the other social networking sites…
Initially this post was supposed to be about the Gulli and Boomerang cartoon channel, but finally it landed in a long post about media in Mauritius!
What do you hope for the future of “l’audio-visuel” in Mauritius?