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AMC’s Nolly Africa HD debuts on DistroTV

African Movie Channel (AMC) and video-as-a-service platform DistroScale have partnered to premiere the former’s 24-hour free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channel Nolly Africa HD on the latter’s DistroTV platform.

Nolly Africa HD will show English-language Nollywood movies, series, talkshows and reality programmes and will be broadcast on Nigeria’s Free TV on channel 722; the Airtel TV platform in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Nigeria; Freeview UK channel 271; Kapang channel 520 in the UK and US; and also on DistroTV channel 413.

Navdeep Saini

AMC director Yinka Mayungbo said: “Nolly Africa HD is not your typical quick and cobbled-together FAST channel, it was built the AMC way. Like our two premium pay TV channels, AMC and AMC Series, Nolly Africa HD is sleek, polished and, of course, premium television, and it’s HD. We are delighted to partner with DistroTV, one of the most prominent players in the FAST space, to bring the magnetising world of Nollywood to the homes of millions.”

Navdeep Saini, co-founder and CEO of DistroScale, said: “With now more than 200 channels in our content library, we are on a mission at DistroTV to provide engaging, stimulating, entertaining content that appeals to our diverse and growing audience. As a part of our latest regional channel bundle, Nolly Africa HD does just that. We are thrilled to welcome them to the DistroTV family and look forward to continuing to expand our viewership to new regions as we grow and evolve.”

DistroTV, operated by parent company DistroScale, is available for free across a wide array of connected TV and mobile devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google TV, LG TV, Samsung TV, Sony TV, iOS, and Android, as well as on the DistroTV website.

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AMC Series relaunches on StarTimes

International pay TV operator StarTimes and UK-based broadcaster African Movie Channel (AMC) have signed a deal that will bring back African Movie Channel Series (AMC Series) to the StarTimes DTT and DTH African platforms.

The agreement marks AMC Series’ return to StarTimes after it was removed last year. As the second premium channel from AMC, it complements the flagship AMC network, which has been on StarTimes DTT and DTH since 2012.

AMC Series is a premium 24-hour African entertainment channel featuring soaps, comedy, drama, Nollywood and African TV programming for the family.

Anona Langa, AMC’s head of productions and channel manager for AMC Series, said: “AMC Series has always satisfied the growing appetite for African TV serial and short content, and with its new look, including the injection of some exciting exclusive content from our very own production hub, AMCOP, we are sure to thrill current viewers.”

In addition, StarTimes subscribers will be offered action series such as Oghenekome, AMC in-house productions like AMC Movie Talk, The Hangout, AMC Music Lounge and Nollywood 360, as well as future programming including sitcoms, comedies and entertainment shows.

Yinka Mayungbo, founding director of AMC, said of the network’s return: “The relaunch of AMC Series on StarTimes comes with a promise to our StarTimes audience that the channel is back to stay. We heard the outcry that ensued following AMC Series’ departure in August last year. We are thoroughly delighted to be back, and this time for good.”

Lily Meng, deputy general manager of StarTimes Media Division, said: “StarTimes welcome all old friends like AMC to create better cooperation together in response to the expectation and requirement from our audiences. As an Africa-oriented media company, we trust that the joint effort put into local content will further facilitate the development of African culture.”

An Africa-wide broadcaster, with its services playing out of the UK and with offices in London and Lagos, AMC operates three 24-hour linear channels, the third being Nolly Africa, all offered on various TV platforms across Africa.

AMC Series is available on StarTimes DTT channel 017, and DTH channel 184.

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