TV1 Tanzania is a free-to-air television media outlet that provides sports and related entertainment programs that have wide appeals to young people. Its aim is to be the house of sports in Tanzania and intends to achieve this through a combination of local and international content.
Its geographical coverage reaches to 10 regions within Tanzania and according to GeoPoll survey of Q2 2018, its audience share is XX.XXX%.
The General Manager is the chief executive officer and currently General Manager is Mr. Joseph Sayi who contributed to the research and provided information.
The Editor-in-Chief is Mr Mukhsin Mambo.
Today, Econet Media Ltd. Holds 49% of TV1 shares. Zimbabwian national Strive Masiyiwa is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Econet. His business interests also include renewable energy, financial services, media and hospitality.
The remaining shares are held by Tanzanian nationals: Wilbert Kapinga (41% shares) and Dr. Gideon Kaunda (10% shares).
Tax ID number of the company is 110-803-982 and the contact person is the Acting General Manager. The company has 70 employees. The sister media outlet of TV1 is KWESE TV.
10 regions within Tanzania
Free to Air
Media Companies / Groups
Econet Media Tanzania Limited
TV1 is operated by Econet Media Limited which belongs to Econet Vision Limited.
Group / Individual Owner
Dr. Gideon Kaunda
is a Corporate Lawyer and Communications and Transport Specialist with vast experience in project development and legal advisory services. Previously, Dr Kaunda worked as Principal Assistant Counsel and Legal Advisor to the East African Community for eight years (1969-1977) after which he was appointed Representative of the Government of Tanzania on the Council of the Internation Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) for a term of six years.
Dr Kaunda rejoined the Government in 1984 and took up various consultancy assignments with the PTA (COMESA), The World Bank, The European Union, among others, prior to being seconded as Special Assistance to the Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Air.
Mr. Joseph Sayi -contributed to the research and provided information.
Mukhsin Mambo - previously worked at Star TV.
No Tanzanian address available.
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Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
Advertising (in % of total funding)
Audience share based on Geopoll’s Radio & TV Ratings Tanzania (April – June 2018) report.
General Manager, Econet Media Limited (October2018). Media Ownership Monitor Questionnaire Econet Media Limited.
Irene Gewelle, unpublished M.A dissertation, St. Augustine University of Tanzania.