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StarTimes adds AMC Series to its channel bouquet
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Mon, 01 Jun 2015 12:07
AFRICAN STARS SHINE: The 5 Brides is among the shows in AMC Series’ content offering

Following a new deal signed in April 2015 with international pay-TV operator StarTimes, UK-based broadcaster African Movie Channel (AMC) has launched its latest offering, African Movie Channel Series (AMC Series), on the StarTimes DTT and StarSat DTH television platforms. AMC Series was previously launched on Wananchi’s pay-TV platform, Zuku, in December last year.

AMC Series is a 24-hour African entertainment channel showcasing award-winning comedy, drama and television soap operas primarily from Nollywood with additional quality content from the rest of Africa.

While AMC has been broadcasting its popular movie channel through StarTimes and StarSat since 2012, this agreement means that for the first time StarTimes’ 5 million subscribers across 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa can enjoy the 24-hour AMC series channel.

“AMC has long established itself as a key player in the broadcast of Nollywood and African movies,” said AMC’s brand manager Chinwe Chukwudire. “The launch of AMC Series on StarTimes comes with a promise to our new audience that they will never be starved of visually beautiful and real African drama”.

Yvonne Dublin-Green, AMC’s channel manager in London commented, “AMC Series is a pioneering new channel that will satisfy the growing appetite for African TV serial content. Nollywood movies are already a proven hit worldwide and a new channel providing exclusively African TV series content was a natural progression for us”.

On AMC Series, StarTimes subscribers will get to see the likes of esteemed Nollywood actors Victor Olaotan and Jocelyn Dumas in Allison’s Stand, as well as much-loved series such as The 5 Brides, Spider, Heaven’s Gate, Eye Opener, Riddle and Twisted Fate. Additionally, AMC Series channel viewers will have exclusive access to various in-house productions while future programming promises to feature an array of new dramas, sitcoms and comedies alongside celebrity, entertainment and lifestyle television shows.

Michael Dearham, vice president of StarTimes Group says, “The decision to consolidate our partnership with AMC was an easy and almost inevitable one for us; AMC continues to impress us with its natural knack and seemingly unrivalled ability to consistently bring the best Nollywood and other African programming to our very discerning subscribers”.

AMC Series is now available in the StarTimes Classic bouquet on StarTimes DTT channel 072, and StarSat DTH channel 134.


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