RISING SUN TV
 
 
              ESTABLISHMENT HISTORY
  • Three experienced Mpumalanga professional individuals, namely Timothy Zulu, Phillip Mogola and Welcome Magagula, met from about 4 years ago to brainstorm the concept of starting a community TV channel in Mpumalanga Province.
  • They put this plan into action from January 2016. Since then the chahas been gaining momentum and popularity in the Province.
 
    OUR VISION:
  • To be the leading content provider in provincial-based satellite broadcasting channels in South Africa

 

    MISSION STATEMENT:

     We shall provide enhanced broadcasting services that are supported by advanced technologies, competent staff and local content promotion, while complying with the following framework:

  • Technological Advancement: we shall endevour to keep abreast with innovative technologies to ensure quality broadcasting.
  • Legal Compliance: our content shall comply with relevant legal requirements governing broadcasting and media industry.
  • Promoting Provincial Content: accurate, relevant and fresh local content to our viewers, while keeping them abreast of occurrences in the country & abroad.
  • Competent Staff: vigorously striving to develop our employees to ensure they provide highest levels of broadcast services.
  • Informing, Educating & Entertaining: striving to give current up-to-date information; while educating & educating our viewers.
  • Partnering with Government and Private Sector: to stimulate provincial economy, job creation and better life for all.
 
 
SOME REASONS THAT GAVE BIRTH TO RSTV FORMATION CONCEPT:
  • MP is very rich with culture, tourism, agriculture and farming, wild-life, mining and  general businesses.  This richness and economic status needs to be sold to the nation and the world through TV media;
  • Most Provinces have their own TV channels, Mpumalanga cannot be left behind.
  • Our Provincial media artists (e.g. film-makers, actors, designers,  musicians, etc.) are struggling to sell their content elsewhere; a local TV platform is needed to create economic market for them within the Province.
  • To stimulate economic development especially to SMME’s, a local television platform is needed.
 
     BROADCAST HISTORY & EXPERIENCE:
  • For the purpose of testing our resources (equipment, technological infrastructure & human skills), we partnered with 1KZNTV (DSTV Channel 261) for broadcast space. We were on air on channel 261 since 1 November 2016 till January 2017. This gave us a huge broadcast experience with quality broadcasting.
  • From 1 October 2017 we started broadcasting independently via satellite television, on FreeVision / Free-To-Air satellite platform (Channel 129).
  • We are currently negotiating with key service providers like STARSAT to carry us from first quarter of 2019.
  • With these solid initiatives, the “Rising Sun TV” has been born.

 

ABRIDGED PROFILE:
  • RISING SUN TV takes its name from “Mpumalanga Province”, the Place of the Rising Sun. Our corporate slogan / tagline “phuma langa sikotse” is in line with the provincial theme of being a true Mpumalanga, all-inclusive channel.
  • The channel temporarily operates from this temporary physical address: Office 306, 32 Bell Street, Nelspruit, 1201 since Mbombela is the capital city of Mpumalanga Province. We are in the process of acquiring studios in the following areas: Middelnburg, Secunda, Bushbuckridge & Nkomazi. 
  • Board members (Advisory Committee) have been appointed. Vacant management positions will be filled once the channel is on air soon.
  • Our competent TV Presentersand Production Crew (cameramen, editors, etc) are of the world-class standard.
  • Relationship with other TV channels contributed to iur existence (e.g. Soweto TV, I-TV, Malawi TV, 1KZNTV, SABC and other media entities).
  • Our programs include (a) New (b) Sports (Tourism) (c) Business & Lifestyle (d) Beauty & Fashion (e) Comedy (f) Career advises (g) Health (h) Education (i) Government partnerships (j) Township & Corporate events (k) Kiddies (l) Christian religion (m) Other African religions (n) Music varieties and many more.
 
 
Founder Members

MR TIMOTHY ZULU

EXPERIENCE:

  • Control Centre Manager at Eskom,
  • PRO at Mpumalanga  Choral music Association,
  • Secretary General for COMFESA,
  • Electrical Engineer registered with Engineering Council of SA (ECSA), 
  • Contributed in the development of Choral Sound TV show in Soweto TV
  • Presented at GMFM
  • Currently designing and producing almost ALL programs at RSTV.
  • Founder: Rising Sun Filming and TV

 

MR WELCOME MAGAGULA

EXPERIENCE:

  • Currently CEO at PW Telecomms
  • Graduated in Communication measuring in TV and Film Production (Arizona University, USA)
  • Shambe Productions: Emzini wezinsizwa script writing
  • Mamas Bro Productions: Executive Producer
  • Corporate image media: Executive Producer
  • I-Media: CEO,  MBTV: CEO & Mpumalanga Digital Hub: CEO
  • Founder: Rising Sun Filming and TV