The Africa Channel to Debut First Animated Kids’ Series


The Africa Channel (TAC), which broadcasts and produces African-themed content in North America, is gearing up to premiere its first-ever animated kids’ programming on April 7.

The animated shows Jabu’s Jungle and The Magic Cellar are slated for broadcast during a weekly children’s block at 7 a.m. and 8 a.m., respectively. The block will also air the live-action program Siyaya: Come Wild with Us at 8:30 a.m.

Karen Juve, TAC’s VP of programming and acquisitions, commented: “Kids have few choices when it comes to multicultural shows. We aim to help fill that void with our Saturday morning programming block so that kids of color can wake up each weekend to a reflection of themselves on morning television.”