First multi-language children’s television channel in Africa


The channel was conceptualized to be The first multi-lingual kids channel in Africa, Koowee, is aimed at children under the age of six. M-Net identified the opportunity to create children’s programming for children in their mother tongue.

Koowee was launched a year ago in Afrikaans and now for the first time the channel is available with an isiZulu simulcast option.

There are 15 brand new programmes created locally to suit the local market. The content is educational, friendly, sincere, and above all fun, explains Helga Palmer, content executive for Koowee.

“It is such an honor to be part of this innovative project. It is especially rewarding that we make the Koowee content accessible to the isiZulu speaking child, as well as creating a platform for any child to learn a new language,’ says Palmer. “And with the prospect of including more languages to the channel in the future, making it accessible to an even broader audience is truly remarkable.’


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