What can be viewed on TVM from October onward? There will soon be a new app TVMi
TVM has launched its Winter Schedule for both its stations with an ambitious spread of new programmes in the spheres of entertainment, drama, current affairs and sports.
PBS CEO, Engineer Charles Dalli said the schedule aims to reach new audiences and cater for the already established with a spread of new programmes as well as the digital media.
PBS Chairman, Dr Tonio Portughese, said the new programmes in the schedule reinforce PBS obligations as a credible public broadcaster.
What is new in the October Schedule?
A number of new programmes will be launched, mainly the reality musical show X Factor which will be broadcast every Sunday after the news bulletin, with daily updates between Monday and Friday prior to the news at 8pm. X Factor Malta will select the singer who will represent Malta at the Tel Aviv Eurovision Song Contest.
L-Għarusa will be a new drama series set in the 1930s and will be broadcast every Tuesday. The dramas Ħbieb u Għedewwa, Manwela, Vigilante and Ċirkostanzi will continue to be screened by TVM.
PBS CEO Charles Dalli said new programmes will be focussed to attract new audiences.
Schedule aimed at new audiences
Engineer Dalli said that current TVM audiences as well as new audiences will be catered for by PBS resources. This means television, radio and other digital means through which content will be broadcast and this will strengthen the web and social media, communications means which today are carried about by everybody.
Simultaneously TVM will launch a new app TVMi to reach new audiences with programmes on demand.
Chairman Tonio Portughese said that PBS will continue carrying out its mission as a public broadcaster to continue enjoying the credibility of the greatest number of viewers and listeners.
Dr Portughese said that PBS reaches 180,000 viewers who watch a wide variety of programmes that PBS offers. News bulletins attract the largest audience which reaches 120,000. The news website has also achieved great progress and today attracts 80,000 daily hits on a Website that is both in Maltese and English.
Ras imb ras on a daily basis and Insights once a week will be added to current affairs programmes from the News Centre which besides being broadcast on TVM will also feature on a new site tvm.com.mt and the app TVMi where all the programmes will be on demand.
Discussion and current affairs programmes Xarabank, Xtra and Realtà will continue to be broadcast at their customary times while the programme Dissett will be broadcast every Wednesday after the news bulletin.
After The X Factor Malta, from January every Sunday, Danusan will be on TVM featuring the comical duo Daniel u Sander, candid cameras and interviews with personalities.
Daily programmes, informative and sporting
The new Schedule will have a fresh morning look as TVAM which will be broadcast from Monday to Sunday and Sunday will include the analysis from newspapers Ħadt l-Aħbar.
Between Monday and Friday there will be three magazine shows, Niskata, Wara Nofsinhar and Illum ma’ Steph. There will also be an extensive choice of other varied programmes including Natura Maltija, Pass pass għal Auschwitz, Il-Ħarifa Maltija, 112, Stigma, 7000, Invenzjonijet and Skritt.
Sports programmes will have their own spot on a daily basis on TVM2 starting at 8.45pm.
The new Schedule on Television Malta will commence on Monday, 1st October. Further details may be found here: