GTV, the pan African pay TV network which is making giant strides in the Africa pay-TV market, announced on 5 November that it is launching Discovery World on its service on 10 November.
GTV is teaming up with Discovery World to offer its viewers a showcase selection of high quality factual programming from around the globe. Viewers will be able to enjoy a mix of history, culture, real life stories, investigation and mystery.
Discovery World will kick off on GTV with the premiere of acclaimed documentary Expedition Alaska in search of the most extraordinary wildlife in one of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth – the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Other gripping series include James Bond – A True Story, FBI Files, Solved, which explores some of America’s most sensational and compelling unsolved crimes of all time and “How Not to Become Shark Bait’ which follows a host of experts experimenting with one of the world’s most mysterious and deadly sea predators.
In addition to GTV’s own seven channels: G Prime, G Series, G Africa, G Sports 1, G Sports 2, G Xtra and G Star, GTV offers its subscribers BBC World, Sky News, Aljazeera International, Setanta Africa, Fox Sports Africa, E! Entertainment, MTV Base, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Kidsco, Zee Cinema, GOD, Kiss, France 24, Fox Life Action, Mangas, Encyclopedia, France 2, Turner Movie Classic France, NT1, MGM and TMC among others.
GTV is currently available in Botswana, Cameroon, DRC, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and is currently proceeding with a phased roll-out across sub-Saharan Africa.
Speaking on his plans to extend the reach and service of GTV, Julian McIntyre, Founder and Managing Director said: “These are exciting times for GTV and we’re delighted to have Discovery World on board and bring more family entertainment to our viewers. According to a survey by Balancing Act, five out of seven subscribers in Africa now choose GTV and we plan to continue offering a wider choice of channels with quality and wholesome family programming at an affordable cost.’
GTV is a dynamic Pan-African pay-TV service delivering choice, quality and innovation to a new breed of TV viewer. With a balanced and exciting choice of premium content, GTV is redefining pay-TV in Africa by offering it at a price point accessible to the mainstream. GTV is committed to supporting local content as well as offering major international programming ideal for the whole family.
GTV is already available in Botswana, Cameroon, DRC, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and is currently proceeding with a phased roll-out across sub-Saharan Africa.
The GTV service is provided by Gateway Broadcast Services (GTV), a subsidiary of Gateway Communications.