Cameroon: Guy Manu launches Internet television channel

Technology & Convergence

According to its promoters at its launch in Stains in France last Thursday, LCA1 TV will be "a gateway into and out of the continent." The launch took place in the home of Paulin Akoa, the Conseil Administrative of the channel.

Based on the web, LCA1 TV will give the user access to radio, television and the written press. The project is supported by Essua, a grouping of diaspora African producers and artists. Among them is Guy Tondji, better known by his artistic name of Guy Manu. He is the président-directeur general of the channel. According to Tondji the channel was launched because of "the very real challenge of the cultural diversity of the continent and to promote its arts.." The Channel will start on the Internet before migrating to satellite at some later point.