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VIMN Expands African Footprint

JOHANNESBURG: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa is expanding its offering on DStv across Africa with the launch of Nick Jr. and Nicktoons, alongside extending the reach of BET International.

With the launch of Nick Jr., Nicktoons and BET International on September 30, VIMN Africa now has a total of eight entertainment brands in Africa. Nick Jr. is set to launch on the DStv Premium package in South Africa, offering such programs as Dora the Explorer, Bubble Guppies and Paw Patrol. Nicktoons will be available on DStv Family, Compact, Extra and Premium packages in South Africa. The offerings include The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, T.U.F.F. Puppy, Back to the Barnyard and Fanboy & Chum Chum.

Launching on DStv Family, Compact, Extra and Premium packages in South Africa. BET International features a mix of chat, drama, reality, documentary, comedy, music, movies and more. 

Alex Okosi, the senior VP and managing director of VIMN Africa, said, “We are delighted to partner with MultiChoice to strengthen our kids and family, and general entertainment offering in Africa. Nick Jr., Nicktoons and BET International provide the perfect complement to our existing entertainment, music, comedy and kids and family channels.”
Aletta Alberts, the general manager for content for MultiChoice, said, “Our DStv customers will no doubt be delighted that BET International is finally available on their screens. And kids will be entertained for hours with the great shows on Nick Jr. and Nicktoons. We want to add channels that fill a gap in our entertainment offering and that we know our customers will love to watch.”

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