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