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 entertainment channel WAP TV has acquired rights to more than 1,000 hours of Spanish, Yoruba and English TV drama series and films.
The titles, including Spanish-language telenovelas Elena’s Ghost (from Telemundo) and Missing, an adaptation of Chilean series Dónde Está Elisa?, will begin airing in HD from August 1. All content will have English subtitles.
Wole Adenuga, MD of WAP TV, said: “We take pride in our meticulous selection process, which guarantees that all our viewers get only the best content.
“We equally recognise the various tastes of our different audience members and work towards their satisfaction regardless of their age, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic class and more.”
The Yoruba movies will air during WAP’s Awokogbkn slot, while English films will broadcast during its Reel Naija slot.
WAP TV is a 24-hour indigenous entertainment channel. It is available on various pay TV platforms, including DSTV (channel 262), StarTimes (channel 116), GOtv (channel 102), StarSat (channel 189), Play TV (channel 275), TSTV (channel 223) and MyTV.