As part of DStv’s ongoing efforts to enhance its customers’ television viewing experience and offer them content that resonates with them, MultiChoice Kenya is happy to announce the launch of EDU TV on DStv in Kenya.
From April 2, 2020, DStv Access, Family, Compact, Compact Plus, and Premium subscribers will be able to watch EDU TV on Channel 316. The channel will broadcast, amongst others, classroom-based learning, and life skills programs for children of all age groups, based on the Competency-Based Kenya national curriculum. The channel will air lessons for learners in pre-primary (ECDC), primary and secondary school levels.
Nancy Matimu, Managing Director MultiChoice Kenya said, “We are extremely happy to launch EDU TV on our DStv platform. In these difficult times, we are still committed to providing superior entertainment by enhancing our education scheduling to give learners more school content. As an organization, our commitment to support the Government of Kenya as well as Kenyans during this time is unwavering as the country and the rest of the world face challenging times. We understand that video entertainment is a powerful way to tell stories that open our minds and help us connect us to new realities and we are happy to offer families a single platform where they can enjoy educative and entertaining content easily and conveniently.”
Dr Joel Mabonga, PhD, Acting Chief Executive Officer at Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) said, “As KICD, we are pleased by this timely partnership with MultiChoice Kenya that is expected to enhance effective curriculum delivery now that leaners are at home. We thank MultiChoice Kenya for agreeing to disseminate and transmit programs and curriculum support materials through their video entertainment platform.”
EDU TV will broadcast 24-hours a day from Monday to Sunday. Viewers can also tune in for gospel music, documentaries, announcements, news, features, weather forecasts and Bible quotes as part of the channel line-up.
Cambridge curriculum learners: DStv viewers can also watch additional educational content on Mindset Pop, DStv Channel 317. Mindset Pop a dedicated channel for Primary School learners will be available to all subscribers across the DStv platform. Mindset Pop DStv channel 317, will feature educational programming covering the General Education and Training including Early Childhood Development (ECD) aligned to the Cambridge curriculum.
Mindset Pop will carry Literacy, Numeracy as well as Maths, Natural Sciences, English, Life Orientation, Art and Physical Education activities. A website will be available for parents to download worksheets and information sheets to work through with the expert teachers. Lessons will come live from the studios where teachers will unpack the concepts leaners need to understand as well as point to additional resources.
EDU TV is also available to GOtv subscribers on the following signet channels across the country.