mnetOver time, film industry in Kenya has grown in great leaps. The vibrant industry is characterized by cut throat competition that has seen many film companies surge.

This was realized by South Africa’s premium pay TV brand M-net, which now plans to put up a TV and film academy in the country. The academy is expected to increase competition that targets professionals thereby pushing up local programmes standards.

The academy to be put up in Kenya will be part of M-net’s plans to develop a film library for supply to television stations and film festivals.

In related news, M-net with its intentions to specifically concentrate on creation of content relevant for Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi viewers, it re-branded its Africa Magic Original films project to Maisha Magic Original films.