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New Channel Pearl Magic Prime Launches On DStv Channel 148

MultiChoice Uganda recently announced that Pearl Magic is expanding and will be adding a new channel: Pearl Magic Prime to its stable. The channel went live yesterday Monday, 8 February 2021.

In anticipation of the amplified offer, Channel Director  Timothy Okwaro says,“Our mandate as a channel is to provide our viewers with thought-provoking and entertaining content which captures Ugandan cultural nuances, we cannot wait for  audiences  to experience this new addition to our stable.We  will continue to work with the established and upcoming local producers  to deliver on  world-class content whilst fulfilling our commitment in developing the entertainment industry and economy of the region.”

Mr. Hassan Saleh (3rd left), the Managing Director, MultiChoice Uganda, Mrs. Susan Atengo Wegoye (C), the Director Legal Affairs, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), Mr. Meddie Kaggwa (2nd right), the Head Multimedia and Content at Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), Mr. Kin Kariisa (3rd right), Chairman, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), Mr. Robert Kabushenga (2nd left), former Managing Director & CEO, New Vision, Mr. Charles Hamya (L), former Managing Director, MultiChoice Uganda, and CK Japheth (R), Founder, Innovation Village at the launch of Pearl Magic Prime (PMP) a new homegrown entertainment channel dedicated to Ugandan content produced by Ugandans. This was at MultiChoice Uganda, Head Offices in Kololo on 8th February, 2021. PMP will be available on DStv channel 148 featuring shows like Sanyu, Prestige, Mama & Me and Story Yange.

Since the inception of Pearl Magic two years ago, the channel has fast become the leading local entertainment brand in Uganda and the launch of Pearl Magic Prime is set to amplify the viewing experience. Pearl Magic Prime will at launch feature a drama entitled Prestige, Mama and Me, a television series that falls within the dramedy category, Sanyua telenovela as well as Story Yange, an epic docu-series that explores the humble beginnings, meteoric rises, devastating falls and crippling vices of the most popular social influencers in Uganda .

Hassan Saleh, the Managing Director of  MultiChoice Uganda says that he is excited about the launch of Pearl Magic Prime as well as the investment that has been injected to ensure for growth and accessibility of local content in Uganda.“Pearl Magic Prime is set to live up to its tagline of delivering more value to the customer like never before. We are proud of the role we are playing in the entertainment sector in Uganda and look forward to connecting with our audiences.”

Saleh added that the channel will be available exclusively to DStv subscribers on DStv Compact, DStv Compact Plus as well as DStv Premium packages. “As per our ongoing commitment to our customers, we will continue to enhance our viewer experience by offering more value to our customers. We are confident that Pearl Magic Prime will connect with DStv audiences and reinforce our strategic vision to be the leading African storyteller.”

L-R: Mr. Nathan Magoola (L), Mr. Matt Bish (2nd left) Mrs. Catherine Bish (C), Mr. Mathew Nabwiso (2nd right) and Mrs. Eleanour Nabwiso (R) producers of shows; Prestige, Story Yange and Sanyu respectively, pose for a photo at the debut of Pearl Magic Prime, a homegrown entertainment channel that will showcase purely Ugandan content on DStv channel 148. This was at MultiChoice Uganda, Head Office, in Kololo on 8th February, 2021.

Viewers are encouraged to take note of the scheduling plans below to not miss out on their favourite programming:


Sanyu: Monday to Friday at 8.00pm

Prestige: Monday to Friday at 8.30pm

Mama and Me: Wednesday and Thursday at 7.30pm

StoryYange: Saturdays at 8.00 pm 


Between Us: Monday and Tuesdays at 5.30pm

Half London: Wednesday and Thursday at 5.30pm

The Honourablez: Fridays at 7.30pm

Ekibbitu: Saturdays at 3.30pm

Mzigo Express: Saturdays at 7.30pm

My Wedding Day: Saturdays at 7.30pm

Date My Family: Sundays at 8.00pm

Pablo Live Show: Sundays at 9.00pm

The channel is exclusively available on DStv Channel 148 and is truly Ugandan- Like Never Before!

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