Following the launch of Euronews on its platforms in November, South Africa-based pay TV operator MultiChoice Group has launched Euronews-owned Africanews on DStv and GOtv, providing their subscribers with access to a pan-African multilingual news channel.
Africanews provides content in English and French from an African perspective, including bilingual breakfast show Morning Call. The channel has a team of 50 local correspondents.
Africanews will be available to DStv and GOtv subscribers in over 40 countries across Africa, including South Africa and neighbouring southern African countries, as well as countries including Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Angola.
The deal means that Africanews, which launched in 2016 from Pointe-Noire, Congo,n ow reaches 20 million homes in total across the African continent.
Michael Peters, Euronews’ CEO, said: “Amid the current COVID-19 crisis, Euronews and Africanews’ mission has never been so important: helping people access real-time up-to-date information, empowering them to make sense of what’s going on in the world by presenting a diversity of viewpoints. We are thrilled to be partnering with the MultiChoice group once again to offer their DStv and GOtv subscribers access to Africanews, after Euronews launched on DStv last November. Euronews andAfricanews have always been recognised and valued for their fact-based impartial and independent newsgathering. In these times of uncertainty, millionsmore people in Africa will now have access to these trusted sources of information.”
Yolisa Phahle, CEO of MultiChoice Group Africa, said: “In these unprecedented times, the importance of having access to precise, reliable information becomes paramount for our customers and their families. We have increased access to news channels already and the launch of Africanews confirms our commitment to doing all we can to provide the best possible service.”