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When it launches on TV, Africanews will immediately be available in 7.3 million homes in 33 countries across sub-Saharan Africa.

This exceptional launch is being conducted in partnership with major pay-TV players in Africa, who believe in this new pan-African media outlet.

At launch, Africanews will also be distributed by operators in the following countries:

Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda.

Satellite packages

  • Canal+ Afrique will distribute Africanews in French and/or English via direct-broadcast satellite and DTT, depending on the country. This Canal+ Overseas subsidiary has operated in Africa since 2001 and is now present in 25 countries via its five “Bouquets de CANAL+” packages.
  • Startimes will carry Africanews in English via its DTT networks or satellite package in English and/or French, depending on the country. Present in Africa since 2007, Startimes operates in 9 countries, soon in 11, and is experiencing the fastest growth on the African DTT market.
  • Zuku is adding Africanews to its direct-broadcast satellite and cable offerings in English. Zuku distributes more than 100 channels across East Africa via its satellite package, and in Nairobi and Mombasa by cable.
  • Suburban is including Africanews’ English service in its IPTV package throughout Nigeria.

DTT

In June 2015, the continent started to move over to digital, enabling a new offering through the creation of digital terrestrial TV networks.

At launch, Africanews joins 12 DTT networks * in Burundi, Central African Republic, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania; and soon in Ivory Coast and Democratic Republic of Congo, with Startimes; * in Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo, on channel 52 of EasyTV, the French-language DTT network launched by Canal+ Afrique in January 2016; * in Madagascar, in French, with Blue Line.

Partial free-to-air broadcast

Several national channels with regional reach have also chosen to team up with Africanews, and will broadcast part of its output (from 30 minutes to several hours a day): Canal 2 Info in Cameroon ; MBC on Mauritius ; Ouest TV in Senegal and RTA in Madagascar. This partner-channel network already totals more than 3 million homes.

6 months free

The Africanews signal covers sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean islands via two satellites: SES 4 and SES 5. To give the largest possible number of TV viewers access to this new source of African and international news, Africanews will be broadcast unencrypted and offered free of charge, for the first six months, to operators and owners of dishes pointed at one of the two satellites.

To contact the Africanews departments (editorial, sales, advertising, distribution), click here.