Moi University has launched a new digital-only Television – MU TV.
MU TV was officially unveiled on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at the university’s main campus in Kesses, Uasin Gishu County.
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Isaac Kosgey presided over the launch of the digital-only television, in a colorful event that was attended by a number of Moi University alumni who have excelled in their journalism careers.
Moi University prides itself on having produced many of the top talents in the media industry in Kenya today.
Some of the former students who attended the launch of MU TV include Ann Soy, currently the Deputy Editor and Senior Africa Correspondent at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) who gave a keynote address.
News Anchor and TV Presenter at Citizen TV Willis Raburu and Mercy Juma, a broadcast journalist at BBC Africa also followed the event live online.
Content for the Moi University’s new digital-only TV station – MU TV will be produced by Media students in the School of Information Sciences and other faculties.
“The students will use this platform to showcase their talent and tell stories,” said Moi University VC Prof Kosgey.
The VC expressed optimism that in the near future, the digital-only TV will be generating income for the university.
“Make use of this platform to gain experience and knowledge that you will need out there. The job market today is going digital and this is a great platform for you,” Ann Soy told the Moi University Journalism students.
MU TV will now be replacing the Kenya Television Services (KTS) which was closed down in 2018 following financial challenges the university was facing.
KTS which was available on GoTV, StarTimes, Bamba, and a number of other digital TV distribution platforms was started in 2014 by Moi University as a department to be used both as a training facility for media students and commercial venture.
Aside from the now available MU TV, Moi University students also run MU FM which broadcasts within a 5 kilometers radius around the main campus.