TOP STORY: Masaka sub region is set to get the ever first television station broadcasting from the region, according the new developments.
The New Television Station dubbed “BUDDU Television” with a tagline “TV Y’abazukulu ba Buganda” is owned by Bukomansimbi Media Co. Ltd, the proprietor of Entongooli Radio Station 102.7 in Bukomansimbi District.
According to information obtained by this website, the TV Station which will have two broadcasting centers in Munyonyo- Kampala and Bukomansimbi Town is set to test signals early April 2023.
The Managing Director of Bukomansimbi Media Co. Ltd Mr. Salim Kisekka, in an interview with this website said its time for Masaka sub region to shine having taken a very long period of time without any television station to air the local content.
He said the TV station will help to inform, educate and entertain the people of greater Masaka by promoting cultural, political and social lives of viewers.
The Buddu TV Station Manager Mr. Adrian Ssegirinya Lubowa said they are looking forward to having daily news reports mainly about the nine Districts of greater Masaka and Masaka City plus the neighborhood with key interests in promoting African culture
In 2021, Lawyer, writer, media personality and now Presidential Advisor for greater Masaka Ms. Nameere Justine launched a TV station in Kizungu- Masaka City, but up to date it has never went on air.
Nameere’s TV station which was branded as TM TV, with its tagline “TUSIMBUDDE” had obtained a license from Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) but it’s not yet clear why the station has never kicked off its broadcasts, despite the fact that the proprietor convinced the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja to Launch it before testing its signals toward the end of 2021.
Nearly all regions of Uganda so far at least have an online Television but Masaka has not yet owned one, despite several promises from various investors to open one since 2010.