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Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation

Broadcasting network
TypeBroadcast radio and television
CountryMauritius Mauritius
FoundedJune 8, 1964
Broadcast areaNational
Key peopleDanjay Calikhan
Director General
Launch date1964
Former namesMauritius Broadcasting Service (Prior to 1964)

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The Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) is the public broadcaster of the Republic of Mauritius, formed on June 8, 1964. Its funding comes from the levying of a television licence fee (60%) and commercials (40%) . However, the amount of funding received from commercials has come under pressure since the introduction of private commercial broadcasters in 2002 . Its headquarters were found in Curepipe until 2011, where it was transferred to Moka near the Mahatma Gandhi Institute.

MBC's television network currently consists of three analog channels, MBC1, MBC2 and MBC3, as well as six digital channels, MBCDigital1, MBCDigital2, MBCDigital3, MBCDigital4, MBCDigital5 and MBCDigital6. Two new digital terrestrial channels are to be launched in mid-March. These innovative channels will be the 'Movie Channel' and the 'Sports Channel'. A project for a 24-hour rolling news station is under way and will provide an interactive platform for local, regional and international news.

The MBC radio network currently consists of five stations, RM1, RM2, Kool FM, Taal FM and World Hit FM.

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