Stories by UGO AMADI
African Movie Channel has launched its brand new African series channel on Wananchi’s Zuku Pay TV platform.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos, Yinka Mayungbo, African Movie Channel’s co-founder and director said that the African Movie Channel Series (AMC Series) is a premium African entertainment channel showcasing the best and award-winning TV soaps, comedy and drama from Nigeria, peppered with some of the best from the rest of Africa, 24 hours a day for the whole family.
According to him “We have a plethora of African talent bursting with creative energies and routinely churning out five-star content. This new channel is the perfect medium to showcase their fantastic works illustrating the rich African narrative. We are delighted to work in partnership with Zuku who have demonstrated a strong commitment to African programming.”
Also speaking Lola Onigbogi, African Movie Channel’s co-founder and director commented that “AMC has long solidified itself as a major player in broadcasting Nollywood and African films across Africa.
She added that AMC Series marks a new era of unique tailored programming in Africa. AMC Series together with AMC, provide the full package of unrivalled top-tier Nollywood and African TV programming.”
Paul Healy, Chief Product & Marketing Officer for Zuku said: “This is a second first for us – we were the first TV platform to carry African Movie Channel in Africa back in 2012. AMC are a trailblazer, leading the way in a sphere that has been predominantly cultivated by international rather than domestic productions.
‘We are excited to be furthering our partnership with AMC that translates to fresh, innovative and affordable entertainment with the launch of AMC Series on Zuku.”
AMC Series broadcasts on channel 229 on both Zuku Cable and DTH.
He said Wananchi Group is the leading business providing affordable entertainment and connectivity for the rapidly growing middle class in Sub-saharan Africa.
The group is revolutionizing the communications space through the delivery of innovative, value for money entertainment and broadband internet services. As Africa’s pioneering provider of “triple play” (broadband, TV, telephony) with an impressive cable network in Nairobi and Mombasa, Wananchi Group is positioned to become a premier media operator in the region.
Wananchi’s home entertainment consumer brand, Zuku, offers the modern African consumer fresh, innovative and affordable options for entertainment and communication. Zuku TV services have been successfully launched in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and most recently Zambia, with aggressive plans to roll out to more countries in the near future.
African Movie Channel started operations in April 2006, when it launched Europe’s first channel dedicated to top quality Nollywood and other African movies.
On 1st of May 2011, AMC launched its 24-hour African movies and series linear channel, African Movie Channel playing out of London; the channel is dedicated to showing only the best quality movies and series from Nigeria’s Nollywood, and some of the best from the rest of Africa.
African Movie Channel is the fastest growing channel in Africa, and has very quickly become one of the most popular channels on the continent, available in millions of homes on multiple TV platforms in several African countries.
Notable TV platforms carrying African Movie Channel include StarTimes in Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Burundi and Rwanda; StarSat in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa; Zuku in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Zambia; Azam TV in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda; and Montage Cable Network in Nigeria.