EbonyLife TV to launch on DStv in South and Southern Africa
EbonyLife TV will be launching to DStv customers in Southern Africa (including South Africa) on 10 September 2014. The channel is currently available to DStv customers in 44 countries in West, East and Central Africa. Since its launch in July 2013, EbonyLife TV has gained prominence as Africa’s first global black entertainment and lifestyle channel, delivering a fresh energy and a new perspective to audiences across Africa.
EbonyLife TV is aimed at youth aged 18 to 34, and offers over 1000 hours of original and inspiring content that cuts across different genres – from Reality to Talk, Drama, Entertainment, Food, Lifestyle, Teleshopping, News, Magazine, Music, Politics, Religion and Comedy.
Executive Chairman and CEO of EbonyLife TV, Mo Abudu said: “We’re extremely excited about EbonyLife TV’s extension into the Southern African and South African markets,barely a year after our launch. This expansion is due to our success in the rest of Africa. We’re proud of the fact that we are a 90% homegrown, with the very best of exciting international global black content.”
Aletta Alberts, GM for Content for MultiChoice commented: “EbonyLife TV is the perfect example of how entertaining local content can travel across the continent. I’m sure our DStv Compact, Extra and Premium customers will enjoy the wide variety of entertainment on this channel – there really is something for every member of the family. This is Africa at its best.”
The new countries we will be broadcasting to include South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Malawi & Swaziland, thus making it another celebratory milestone to be the first Global black, Pan African entertainment channel ‘made in Nigeria’ to be syndicated to South Africa.
Recently launched on UK TalkTalk’s Africa Boost Package, EPG 478, EbonyLife TV will be available on DStv channel 165 to DStv Compact, Extra and Premium customers on 10 September 2014.