Eva+ to Roll Out in Africa


LONDON: AMC Networks International – UK (AMCNI UK) is due to launch telenovela channel Eva+ in Africa on MultiChoice’s digital pay-TV satellite platform DStv and on DTT platform GOtv on November 1.

A sister channel of Eva, Eva+ will offer Latin American telenovelas fully dubbed in English and Portuguese, and will be the first channel in AMCNI UK’s regional portfolio to be available on MultiChoice’s DTT platform. Eva+ will air double bills of four telenovela titles every weekday and marathons over the weekend. Among the titles included in the lineup are Buscando a Maria (Searching Maria) and Cuando me Enamoro (Timeless Love).

Louise Cottrell, the VP of affiliate sales for AMCNI UK, said, “We are delighted to expand our telenovela offerings and partner with MultiChoice in introducing Eva+ to the African market. Telenovelas are increasingly popular in the region, so it’s exciting that with Eva+ offered on GOtv in addition to DStv, we will now be able to reach brand-new viewers with our top-quality content.”

“With our focus now on putting our customer first, we are delighted to be adding Eva+ on to our platforms,” added Tim Jacobs, CEO of MultiChoice Africa. “Telenovelas have always been a sensation with our subscribers and we hope this addition further demonstrates our commitment to bringing programming that will make viewers eager to tune into DStv and GOtv.”