Label TV, Panafrican television initiated by Mactar Silla (photo), will be launched officially this August 14 in the presence of the head of state Ali Bongo Ondimba, announce its promoters. Satellite, TV and radio tests have been under way since 1 August and programs will be launched in the coming days.
The reception of Label TV will require a satellite dish, a coaxial cable and a decoder / demodulator for an overall cost which varies from 20 to 35 000 FCFA depending on the country. « The program will also be available in the bouquet of channels offered by the main local operators in each country, » said the channel.
Announced in May 2014, the project is positioned as a « showcase of emerging Africa with anchorage in the heart of the continent and an opening to various geographical and cultural areas, especially towards diasporas ».
Its launch was announced in the first half of August 2015, with a multimedia station comprising ten editing rooms, rooms and suites for film shooting, dubbing and serving rooms, studio management , Two large and one acoustic mini studio, a broadcasting center and final control room.
Economic conditions forced developers to postpone the launch, but they persevered: « Are we going to be passive spectators or consumers, or we want to be actors? I thought that we should think about setting up a multimedia project and I am convinced that this is what we should do, « Mactar Silla told Le Soleil in February.