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France 24 ups African news coverage

News channel France 24 has increased its coverage of African news and information related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to French state-owned company France Médias Monde, which operates France 24, the move aims to help African audiences – specifically French-speaking parts of sub-Saharan Africa – with news and information.

“The programming schedules and digital offers have been adapted to focus on news and interactivity with the multilingual audience on the continent,” said France Médias Monde in a statement.

France 24’s show Eyes on Africa is dedicated to African news and interviews about the pandemic and airs at 23.45 and 00.45 (South African time).

The channel also offers a series of short videos featuring doctors from around the world who talk about their daily lives fighting the disease and the challenges they encounter.

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StarTimes unveils new OTT brand

Digital TV operator StarTimes has launched a new brand, StarTimes ON, for its OTT business.

StarTimes ON claims to be Africa’s top online video streaming service, with more than 150 channels in at least 10 languages. It covers movies, series, news, music, sports, documentaries and kids’ content.

The launch has led to the upgrade of the original StarTimes app to StarTimes ON. “More excellent international and local channels will be put online, and diverse and rich contents will always be the core of StarTimes ON service,” said Ariel Lin, operation director at StarTimes ON.

Some of the top international channels available on the service include Fox News, BBC World News, France 24, Bloomberg, AMC Movies, Fox Life, Passions TV, Baby TV and NGC. StarTimes ON has also imported local content from TV stations like NTA, ZNBC, TVM, TBC, KTN, RTI and RTs.

Users can access ST Novela Plus, ST Nollywood Plus, ST Dadin Kowa, ST World Football and ST Sport Premium, plus sport including Fifa World Cup, UEFA Europa, boxing, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 matches.

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