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English-language television series, specials, documentaries, feature films, music, biographies, and cultural and historical content.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.

Press Releases

  • TAC Studios Announces International Content Licensing Deals - The Taste for African Lifestyle Content Goes Global.

    September 22, 2020

    TAC Studios, the production arm of The Africa Channel, has concluded deals for several of its lifestyle shows to leading broadcast and digital networks around the globe.

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  • The Africa Channel Now Available on Bell Fibe TV

    September 21, 2020

    Programming showcases a daily view of modern African life, helping to demystify Africa for Canadian viewers

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  • The Africa Channel Moves its Operations for Cable and Streaming TV to Cloud with Amagi

    September 1, 2020

    Amagi, a global leader in cloud-based technology for broadcast TV and streaming TV, today announced that The Africa Channel has partnered with Amagi to streamline its entire broadcast workflow across cable, satellite and digital OTT services.

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  • The Africa Channel Partners with the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission for National Nigerian Diaspora Day

    July 23, 2020

    The Africa Channel is excited to be the official media partner for the 2020 Nigerians in Diaspora Day online conference hosted by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) on Saturday, July 25. For more details on this year's event, and register visit www.diaspora.gov.ng/Dday

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  • The Africa Channel has launched in Canada on Rogers Communications' Ignite TV Service

    January 27, 2020

    Ethnic Channels Group Ltd. (ECG), the world's largest multicultural broadcaster, is pleased to announce that The Africa Channel has launched on Rogers IGNITE TV, serving viewers in Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Quebec.

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Media Coverage

  • License Global, September 30, 2020
    TAC Studios launches new production deals. The deals aim to bring African content to global audiences.
  • Advanced Television, September 29, 2020
    TAC Studios, the production arm of The Africa Channel, has concluded deals for … networks the globe. Fred Media, a content distribution company and part of the WTFN group, was responsible for securing several of the distribution deals. In addition, TAC Studios will continue to license a programmed channel on Emirates Airlines.
  • Television Business International, September 29, 2020
    The deals for content from TAC Studios – the production arm of The Africa Channel – will see Minjiba Entertains airing on Discovery Networks, Tastemade and SBS Food, with the latter also adding Africa On A Plate.
  • Broadcasting and Media, September 24, 2020
    TAC Studios, the production arm of The Africa Channel is reported to have concluded licencing deals that would take its slate of lifestyle shows to a number of global and digital networks. TAC Studio says the agreements it has signed are in line with its commitment to offering "contemporary stories, authentic voices, and quality productions reflecting the African experience worldwide."
  • NextTV News, September 23, 2020
    The new deals align with TAC Studios’ commitment to presenting contemporary stories, authentic voices, and quality productions reflecting the African experience worldwide.
  • Broadcast Pro, September 23, 2020
    African production house licenses content for the Middle East to OSN and Discovery. The new deals align with TAC Studios' commitment to presenting contemporary stories, authentic voices, and quality productions reflecting the African experience worldwide.
  • Yahoo Finance, September 21, 2020
    We are delighted by the reception our shows are receiving by leading global networks as the demand for African content continues to increase with international audiences.
  • AP News, September 21, 2020
    In addition to developing and producing content for global platforms, TAC Studios acquires content for its sister companies, The Africa Channel, a premium cable platform in North America, and Demand Africa, a globally distributed OTT platform. Together, these companies collectively represent the world’s most influential platforms showcasing African content to audiences in the diaspora.
  • NextTV News, September 5, 2020
    The Africa Channel Reflects on the Lasting Legacy of Chadwick Boseman. We are so thankful for his work on Black Panther, alongside his work honoring African-American pioneers... presenting Africa and Africans to the world in a way that honors, respects, and celebrates them.  
  • NextTV News, September 3, 2020
    The Africa Channel partnered with Amagi to streamline its entire broadcast across cable, satellite, and digital OTT services. Launched in 2005, The Africa Channel showcase Africa with English language television including films, TV shows, documentaries, cultural and historical programs.
  • Multichoice Studios, August 3, 2020
    MultiChoice Studios is pleased to announce the licensing of multiple award-winning and International Emmy Nominated telenovela The River, as well as multiple SAFTA nominated drama The Herd, to The Africa Channel.
  • Africa.com, July 18, 2020
    In honor of Mandela Day, The Africa Channel reflects on the life and legacy of the iconic and inspirational civil rights leader Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela affectionately referred to as “Madiba” and his timeless message of equality, representation, economic empowerment, and unity.
  • Earned Media Rising, June 24, 2020
    Moore advises that brands “...avoid the single story. Present a range of Black voices to mirror the nuances and full scope of Black stories. Brands should also work with diverse networks and not just the obvious choices. As an example, The Africa Channel connects brands to a broader range of Black audiences.”
  • Paper Magazine, June 6, 2020
    How Yvonne Orji Made It by Ivie Ani "One of her first big breaks was doing a half-hour [comedy] special on The Africa Channel."
  • MuliChannel News, April 7, 2020
    "Comcast offers free access to multicultural-themed services... African-American targeted services available to Xfinity customers with X1 and Flex include AFRO, Aspire TV, Black News Channel, Revolt and TV One, Brown Sugar, The Africa Channel..."
  • Comcast, April 7, 2020
    "Comcast today announced it is making on demand programming from more than two dozen more entertainment networks and subscription video services available for its Xfinity X1 and Flex customers to enjoy for free in the coming weeks."
  • C21Media, April 1, 2020
    "Australia-based distributor Fred Media has picked up global rights to over 300 hours of content from US cablenet The Africa Channel... culinary series Africa on a Plate, May’s Kitchen, and Minjiba Entertains; travel series World Wide Nate; and standalone documentary Forgiveness: The Project Ubumwe Story."
  • Business Ghana, February 4, 2020
    "Ethnic Channels Group Ltd. (ECG), the world's largest multicultural broadcaster, is pleased to announce that The Africa Channel has launched on Rogers Communications’ Ignite TV, serving viewers in Ontario, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland."
  • World Screen, February 3, 2020
    "Ethnic Channels Group (ECG) has brought The Africa Channel to Rogers Communications’ Ignite TV, serving viewers in Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland."
  • C21 Media, January 31, 2020
    "US cablenet The Africa Channel has launched in Canada via national telecoms and broadcast company Rogers Media."
  • Het Nieuws, January 28, 2020
    "Ethnic Channels Group Ltd. (ECG), the world’s largest multicultural broadcaster,is pleased to announce that The Africa Channel has launched on Rogers Communications’ Ignite TV, serving viewers in Ontario, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland"
  • VideoAge, January 2020
    The Africa Channel (TAC) sponsored some of the conferences, including “Exporting African Content,” which was held on the first morning of the market. Its panel included TAC’s Narendra Reddy and Brendan Gabriel, Côte Ouest’s Bernard Azria, Netflix’s Ben Amadasun, Discovery’s Henry Windridge, Cactus Tree’s Liz Levenson, and Fox Studios’ Reena Singh.

 

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