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SOMETHING BRAND NEW IS HAPPENING AT EBONYLIFE TV

Diarise 01 April. Exciting new changes are coming to Africa’s first global black entertainment and lifestyle network, EbonyLife TV, DStv channel 165. The channel is elated to unveil its plans for a sensational new programing line up with scripted dramas taking the lead. Africa loves a good story after all, and EbonyLife TV is giving its viewers more of what they love and crave.

The sizzling new schedule is hotter than hot with a chocca-block indulgence of premium drama, engaging scripted programs, series, movies, Nollywood and glossy international features. As if  that wasn’t enough, the channel will still continue to lift the velvet rope on the very best of homegrown, African entertainment. EbonyLife TV is forever keeping things fresh and progressive, delivering what appeals to its African audience.

Every night caters for an exciting and unique experience. What can we expect?

Monday nights are Nolly nights! Do you love high drama and local stories that make you gasp in disbelief? Then kick-start your week with top homegrown movies.

Tuesdays get really real with EL True Stories, featuring ground-breaking human-interest stories and documentaries from around the world and talkshow favourites, like Love Lounge and Men’s Corner, starring Ebuka Oni-Uchendu, for those ‘Uh-oh, they didn’t just say that!!’ moments.

Generation Z – the stage is all yours every Wednesday with the imaginative, youth, Nigerian campus drama, Life 101 and Suga – the highly acclaimed, sexy series that delves into the tricky twists and turns of sex and HIV. Also, have your say on teen-talkshow, Moments Z, for gob-smacking discussions.

Thursdays’ EL Dramas, is a big night of dazzling and brilliant blockbuster dramas! Enjoy EbonyLife TV’s most exclusive, premium, homegrown stories like ‘The Governor’, a political drama about Nigeria’s first female governor. Sons of The Caliphate, a Northern Nigerian drama about feuding families and the Disney adapted, Desperate Housewives Africa.

Friday’s EL Entertainment rolls out the red carpet on Africa’s finest, glittering entertainment and celebrity buzz with EL NOW and VVIP Events. LOL on the best of the web with WW&W, and climb into The Boot for zany, crazy celeb interviews with Denrele and Frank Donga.

Plus! There are tons of never-been seen premiers including the launch of EbonyLife TV’s reality series, Tiaanah’s Empire, starring Toyin Lawani, tracking the life of this highly dynamic entrepreneurial one-woman-show!

And if you missed anything during the week, fear not – you can binge on your favourites over the weekend!

On the decision to introduce a fresh new line-up to EbonyLife TV, the broadcaster’s CEO, Mo Abudu, was ecstatic “This move is in response to what our audiences wants! Africa is a continent of stories. Africa is on the move! They want glittering African entertainment and above all, drama and scripted programing that speaks to them. Our audience is savvy, sophisticated, ambitious and true to their roots. They have their feet firmly on the ground in Africa and are propelled towards global awareness and connectedness. And we’re giving them just that! It’s a breath of fresh air and we’re very excited!“

 

Popular EbonyLife TV shows now available on Roku

Beginning on February 28, some of the most popular series produced by EbonyLife TV will be streamed on Roku for audiences in the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, and France. This is an exciting development for fans of hit series such as, The Governor, Sons of the Caliphate, Dowry, Married to the Game, and On the Real. The move is in response to requests from Africans living abroad, who are unable to view EbonyLife TV on regular broadcast channels or who would prefer to be in complete control of their viewing.

The complete first series of each show will be available, satisfying the longings of binge viewers who like to watch several episodes at once, rather than waiting to see what happens in the following installments. All five series tell modern African stories, infused with high production values. The Governor delighted viewers across the continent with its realistic portrayal of the personal challenges and political intrigue faced by Nigeria’s first female state governor; while Sons of the Caliphate looks behind the veil of Nigeria’s secretive northern elite, as three friends become rivals to achieve high political office. With just hours to go before his wedding, a groom disappears, in Dowry; in Married to the Game, newlyweds have their dreams shattered when they run over a stranger on the way from their wedding reception; and On the Real shows the real-life adventures of a group of young reality TV stars.

EbonyLife TV commenced in 2013 on the DStv Network, broadcasting to 49 African countries, including South Africa and other southern African countries. We have expanded to include Flow Networks in the Caribbean, with viewers in Antigua, Barbados, Curacao, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & The Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago, Cayman Islands and The Bahamas. The channel continues to grow exponentially across the globe with some of our premium scripted programmes available on Amazon and now Roku.

Roku offers a number of digital media player set-top boxes and televisions with the capability of streaming over 350,000 movies and TV shows from all over the world. A Roku streaming device gets data via the Internet and the device can be connected to any television set (or other video display device) with the right connections.

To view EbonyLife TV shows on Roku, go to the Roku Channel store; install EbonyLife TV and watch our programmes: How it works.
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