YouTube has awarded family entertainment satellite TV network WapTV the Silver Play Button Award after its YouTube channel achieved the milestone of 100,000 subscribers.
Wole Adenuga, WapTV’s MD, said: “We appreciate every one of our 130,000 Subscribers on YouTube. We are equally grateful to YouTube for this award as a recognition of the quality of our content. While we continue to have millions of viewers watching WapTV on live TV via satellite, the YouTube channel helps us satisfy audiences who want to re-watch something they have already seen on TV, as well as those who prefer the video-on-demand method of consuming content.”
WapTV’s YouTube channel is free and gives subscribers unlimited access to thousands of programmes including Papa Ajasco, This Life, Superstory, Nnenna & Friends and Binta My Daughter.
It is available across Nigeria and other parts of Africa on all major satellite TV platforms, on DStv 262, StarTimes 116, GOtv 102, StarSat 189, PlayTV 275, TStv 223 and MyTV.
Nigerian cable network Play TV has added four channels to its pay platform, with plans to add two more later this month.
Play has upgraded its channel list to include 24-hour African comedy channel 1 Comedy, Germankids’ cartoon channel Fix & Foxi and two Indian channels, Colors and Rishtey.
1 Comedy airs on channel 291 while Colors, Rishtey and Fix & Foxi air on channels 290, 295 and 505 respectively. Fix & Foxi is owned by Munich-based Your Family Entertainment, while the two Indian nets are owned by Viacom18 of Mumbai.
Play will also add two more channels, African movie channel Aforevo TV and entertainment news service WapTV, this month.
Recently, 1 Comedy was in the news after it announced it will give content creators the opportunity to have their comedy skits air for free on the channel.
Play TV, formerly known as ConSat, has more than 50 channels, some of which are exclusive to the network, such as HFA TV, 1 Comedy, 1 Music and Irawo.