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The Africa Channel Secures Rogers Carriage in Canada


Ethnic Channels Group (ECG) has brought The Africa Channel to Rogers Communications’ Ignite TV, serving viewers in Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

The Africa Channel features English-language pan-African series, specials, documentaries, feature films, music, biographies, historical and cultural content. The Africa Channel is available in some 7 million homes in the U.S. and Caribbean, on cable systems such as Comcast, Charter/Spectrum and the Caribbean Cable Cooperative.

Slava Levin, CEO of ECG, said: “The continent of Africa has been a major influencer of global culture. The launch of The Africa Channel gives further impetus to the growth of this culture, by capturing the microcosm of this great continent on multiple screens in Canada.”

Narendra Reddy, general manager of The Africa Channel, added: “We are delighted to be working with ECG to bring our compelling programming lineup to Canadian audiences through this launch on Rogers Ignite TV. We are confident that the breadth of our content will appeal to both the African and Caribbean Diaspora as well as audiences with an interest in global travel, lifestyle and culture.”

About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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