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The Africa Channel and its production arm, TAC Studios, is a showcase for the African continent’s most outstanding English-language television series, specials, documentaries, feature films, music, biographies, and cultural and historical content. The channel’s mission is to open up a daily window into modern African life and, in the process, help demystify Africa for viewers globally. The Africa Channel is based in Los Angeles and is available in approximately seven million homes in North America and the Caribbean on cable systems such as Comcast, Charter/Spectrum, and the Caribbean Cable Cooperative. In addition, it’s streaming subscription video-on-demand platform, DemandAfrica.com, is available worldwide on the web, mobile and connected devices.
Our Mission? To open up a daily window into modern African life and, in the process, help demystify Africa for American viewers.
The Africa Channel Announces 20 New Primetime Series for 2019
February 15, 2019
Celebrating a banner year for content acquisitions, The Africa Channel will air a collection of 20 new primetime series representing premium drama, lifestyle and news programming from Africa throughout the year.
November 8, 2018
The deal, finalized at Mipcom 2018, envisions seven new BBC shows encompassing news, in-depth investigations, sports, business, debate, health, and children. The programs will launch on The Africa Channel this fall.
New original talk show "The Diaspora Dialogues" created and executive produced by media maven Koshie Mills debuts primetime on Wednesday, October 24th on The Africa Channel
September 18, 2018
JK3 Productions Inc. is proud to announce a groundbreaking limited four-part edition series, The Diaspora Dialogues features an All-Star line up of international celebrities.
The Africa Channel and Vanichi Magazine Ask "What If Movie Icons Wore African Fashion?"
September 10, 2018
Just in time for New York (and Harlem) Fashion week, The Africa Channel launches a 10-part digital series that asks a simple yet compelling question, “What if movie icons wore African fashion?”
July 12, 2018
In Celebration of the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, The Africa Channel will air an uninterrupted live broadcast via satellite of The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, delivered by former U.S. President Barack Obama, Tuesday, July 17 at 8am ET.
April 10, 2018
The Africa Channel and Côte Ouest announced at MIPTV today in Cannes that they have signed a broad-ranging strategic alliance in which the parties will jointly pursue distribution, licensing and production opportunities across the globe.
April 3, 2018
The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) and DISCOP Zanzibar are proud to announce The Africa Channel, the largest broadcaster of Africa-themed content in North America, as the official sponsor of the inaugural TV Series Festival 2018.
Mar 26, 2018
TAC has added its first two animated TV series to its weekend Kids Programming Block. Starting Saturday, April 7, from 7am - 9am Eastern.
Oct 16, 2017
TAC Studios, a production arm of The Africa Channel cable network, announced today that it has signed international content licensing deals with Viasat World and Kwesé TV.
Oct 16, 2017
Urban Movie Channel Acquires SVOD Rights
for 13-episode 'World Wide Nate: African Adventures
Sept 19, 2017
Brendan Gabriel joined The Africa Channel (TAC) senior management team in early 2017 as VP, Production and Creative Director. His portfolio in this role is extensive and critical to the company's growth on the continent.
June 19, 2017
The Africa Channel, Inc (TAC) announced today that it will premiere the second season of "The Ultimate Braai Master" on Tuesday, July 4 at 10pm ET, and a new series, "Cuppy Takes Africa," on Tuesday, July 11 at 10pm ET
March 27, 2017
The Africa Channel, Inc (TAC) announced today that a
pair of accomplished television executives have joined the network’s senior
management team. Sheila Cole has joined TAC as VP, Post Production Operations; Brendan Gabriel is on
board as VP, Production and Creative Director.
January 17, 2016
The Africa Channel, Inc (TAC) announced today a broad Black History Month initiative highlighted by the premiere of several originals from TAC Studios, the network's recently launched production arm. The Black History Month celebration will include on-air, online and on-demand components.
December 1, 2016
The Africa Channel, Inc (TAC) announced today the promotions of three executives: Chase Green to Producer, Digital Content (from Lead Assistant Editor); Lynneise Joseph, to Director, Program Strategy & Distribution (from Director of Current Programming); and Katrina Pallant to Director, Digital Media & Strategy (from Digital Media Manager)
October 26, 2016
TAC Studios focus will formalize and build on the network’s existing production initiatives by developing, producing and distributing premium lifestyle content reflecting Africa’s influence on the world. It will collaborate with producers from Africa and around the globe to bring contemporary stories, authentic voices, and high-quality productions to audiences worldwide.
October 14, 2016
Slate Includes New Episodes of Original Shows, New Acquisitions and New Seasons of Acquired Series
October 12, 2016
“We are delighted to partner with The Africa Channel to shine a spotlight on these important modern narratives and filmmakers, and to give platforms to traditionally marginalized voices and place them at the centre of all that we do at CaribbeanTales,” said Frances-Anne Solomon, Executive Director of CTFF.
September 13, 2016
The Africa Channel (TAC) announced today it has expanded its partnership with Comcast Cable in Video On Demand (VOD) content targeting multicultural audiences. Comcast is the first provider to launch TAC on VOD.
June 13, 2016
The Africa Channel (TAC) announced today the launch of the Ubuntu Awards. Inspired by the legacy of Nelson Mandela, the awards celebrate organizations and individuals who exemplify Ubuntu, or 'Human Kindness."
April 22, 2016
The Africa Channel (TAC) announced today it will salute the great recording artist Prince by making a half-hour collaboration with the performer available to fans on www.TheAfricaChannel.com. The show, "Prince! Behind the Symbol" originally aired on The Africa Channel in April 2011.
April 12, 2016
The Africa Channel (TAC) announced today it will launch two new programming blocks and 13 new series encompassing food, lifestyle, family and general entertainment. The new series rollout will begin the week of April 18.
April 5, 2016
The Africa Channel (TAC) announced today that it has retained HotHouse Media to handle affiliate sales and distribution, and T Media Sales to oversee all ad sales for the network.
April 4, 2016
US-based African entertainment network The Africa Channel (TAC) has closed content and channel partnership deals with leading African channel creators and content distributors AfricaXP.
November 2, 2015
The Africa Channel (TAC) announced today the promotion of three executives: Narendra Reddy to EVP Content & Global Operations (from SVP Programming & Production), Karen Juve to VP Programming & Acquisitions (from Director, Programming & Acquisitions) and Lynneise Joseph to Director of Current Programming (from Manager, Programming).
September 14, 2015
Narendra Reddy, TAC's senior vice president, programming & production, said, "This is our most ambitious programming slate to date and we look forward to using it as a launching pad for even more original programming in 2016. Through our diverse range of series, our viewers can experience the wonderful culture and lifestyle of the African continent as many have never seen before."
May 18, 2015
The Africa Channel (TAC) announced today a slate of summer programming highlights headlined by the July 13 premiere of the daily morning show "Expresso," the first series to ever air live on the African continent (Cape Town, South Africa) and then on tape the next day in the U.S.
February 12, 2015
The Voice of America (VOA) and The Africa Channel announced today that the network has begun broadcasting two VOA-produced series that report and explore news and issues from the African continent. "Africa 54" airs Monday through Friday on The Africa Channel from 7-7:30 p.m. ET, and "Straight Talk Africa" airs every Saturday from 8-9 a.m. ET.
January 30, 2015
The Africa Channel's "Elders Month" celebration will be highlighted by more than 50 short-form vignettes created by up-and-coming filmmakers from the United States and Africa. The vignettes will spotlight people from all walks of life who have made a difference.
IT News Africa, October 2016 "A sample of popular shows in TAC’s existing library include “30 Min. Tour,” “Africa Everywhere,” “Africa On A Plate,” “Care For Color,” “Minjiba Entertains,” “Muziki Ni”, “Chiney’s World” and a variety of critically acclaimed specials."