UPDATE Sunday, March 29: TV veteran Alex Chamwada released an official statement announcing the termination of his two programmes from KTN News.
In the statement, Chamwada thanked Standard Group and announced that his programmes would be available on his social media channels including YouTube.
"You can, however, continue watching the shows and other exclusive, inspiring and informative productions on Chams Media digital platforms including our YouTube channel which you can subscribe to for free," he stated.
TV producer and presenter Alex Chamwada has ended his partnership with KTN News effective end of March 2020.The Standard Media Group Mombasa Road Offices . Thursday, October 14, 2019Simon KiraguKenyans.co.ke
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, the celebrated show host confirmed that he was terminating his partnership with the Mombasa Road-based broadcaster that ran his two highly-successful shows, The Chamwada Report and Daring Abroad.
"It is true I am terminating my contract with KTN News. We will give you our statements in the due course. Either party, according to our contract, was to give a one month notice which we gave at the beginning of this month," he stated.
Chamwada, however, remained tight-lipped regarding where the shows were headed explaining that he would divulge the details in an upcoming press address.
"Cham's media programmes will not be running on KTN News in April... we will let you know what we are doing next," he added.
The two programmes have been running at the station for the last five years.
According to media reports, Chamwada is not the only independent producer cutting ties Standard Group as Daktari comedy and Property Show are on their way out.
The Chamwada Report aired on Thursdays while Daring Abroad hit the screens on Saturdays. The two shows were ranked among the station's best performing.
In a previous sit-down with Kenyans.co.ke, the veteran media personality revealed that his biggest struggle while creating his Chamwada Report series was the lengthy process that his team has to undergo before getting information from major industry players in Western countries, due to what he called strict data protection policies in place.
"Certain things that we do in this country cannot be replicated in the US for example. Data protection laws are tight over there. It is not easy to get someone's contacts and personal details as easily as you can in the country.
"Western culture is all about making everything official. You must email, make follow-ups and see if people responded to the issues you wanted to be addressed or not," he revealed.TV Producer Alex Chamwada (left) with one of his employees during a roadside shoot.
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