It has been said that kenyans don’t support local filmmakers and there not willing to pay for content .However, an emerging technology in the content creation industry is changing how Kenyans consume content in a way that is both beneficial to them and the creators.
Able Mutua and Phillip Karanja recently launched a local film; Grand Little Lie but instead of uploading it on the known content distribution platforms, decided to use their own website.
kenyans across the world were able to watch the film by paying a one off fee of sh 200 without any subscription.
Over 20 ,000 kenyans bought the watch links 5days after the movie was released .This is arguably the best reception a local film has achieved in recent years. If we were to assume each of the 20,000 plus people paid the minimum fee, this translated to more than Sh4 million.
“I don’t think kuna sinema imekuwa na sales kama hizo,” Abel said in a recent live interaction with his fans on Instagram.
The team had initially set a target of 50,000 people and it might not take long to hit it.In one of his episodes on YouTube, the filmmaker who recently won the Pulse Influencer Awards said that the money would be used in catering for the cost of production including paying the actors.
The new technology is going to change things for filmmakers since it protects the rights of film makers by curbing illegal downloads.This revenue model also removes the dependency on advertising quotas. Ads provide income but require alot of clicks to generate decent money .
From ad-supported content, viewer subscriptions, all the way up to pay-per-view and on-demand services, monetization is the new standard of profitable media delivery and consumption .
Trevor Ombija joins Ramogi TV
Citizen TV’s Trevor Ombija has been unveiled as one of the presenters on Ramogi TV which is set to be launched soon.
On Wednesday, November 24 Royal Media Services released a promotional video in which Ombija was named as one of the faces of the new station.
“In the Luo nation and Kenya as a whole, we mark a new dawn. From the Royal Media services we bring you the latest news through reporting from our journalists,” the TV anchor stated.
From Nation Media Group where he was also a news anchor, Trevor joined the RMS family in 2018.
Ramogi TV will add to RMS’s list of media stations like Citizen TV and Inooro TV.
The conglomerate run by SK Macharia also controls fourteen radio stations across the country.
The radio stations are Radio Citizen, Ramogi FM, Inooro FM, Musyi FM, Chamgei FM, Muuga FM, Egesa FM, Bahari FM, Mulembe FM, Wimwaro FM, Sulwe FM, Hot 96 and Vuuka FM.
The shifting of media landscape over the years especially following the digital migration, increased access to the internet and digital platforms, and continued proliferation of mobile devices.
This has led to the fragmentation of audiences and the growth of vernacular TV and Radio stations.
Kanye west vows to restore his family with Kim Kardashian as she dates Pete Davidson
“Now it’s time to restore the families this Thanksgiving. It’s all about restoring the family,” he shared. “This morning I felt so blessed to wake up, to work out, and be able to drive to my house and see my wife and my kids.”
He continued, “That’s right. I said my wife and my children, and I want everyone to pray for my family.”
The Grammy nominee explained that he’s trying to express himself in the “most sane” and “calm way possible,” adding that he thinks it’s important to discuss the subject so people see the importance of uniting families.
“I am saying this because if the enemy can separate Kimye, there are going to be millions of families that feel like that separation is OK.”
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A second source noted that Kim “tried for a long, long time” to make their marriage work but eventually “reached her breaking point.”
During an appearance on Revolt TV’s podcast, he shared, “At the end of the day, I ain’t got the paperwork yet, so I’m going to come on this joint and try to save my family and keep my family together.”
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The crew fights to survive the conflict they’ve gotten themselves into with the Spanish government in the new teaser, which incorporates footage from Part 5 Volume 2.
We see romantic moments between Denver (Jamie Lorente) and Monica (Esther Acebo), Ro’s (Miguel Herrán) anguish after losing Tokyo (rsula Corberó), and images of excitement and absolute horror across the crew.
With a glimpse at the filming process for Part 5, the teaser also offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the series that fans have come to love.
The actor who plays Palermo, Rodrigo De la Serna, vows that the last five episodes will not disappoint fans of the show.
He said that they are confident that the audience will enjoy what is coming and that it will be quite powerful. Palermo was a divisive character when he first appeared.
Fans will also receive the promise of seeing Tokyo again in Money Heist’s flashback scenes near the end of the teaser.
Lex Pina, the creator and primary writer of Money Heist, sits down with Corberó to explore how she’d want to see her character return in those moments, and she requests periods of fun and levity packed with partying and dancing, as befitting the heart of Tokyo.
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