Africa 24 Satellite News Channel To Launch With Arabic And English Content


The French-language pan-African satellite news network Africa 24 is expanding its operations to produce content in Arabic and English.

The broadcaster will produce an Arabic news channel in Casablanca, while the English version will be made in Nigeria.

The seven year-old satellite network, which employs people in Saint-Cloud, France as well as Dakar and Senegal, has already begun recruiting staff for its new venture in Casablanca.

Commenting on the new service, Constant Nemale, Founder and President of Africa 24, said the channel is being launched as an Arabic operating platform for all of North Africa and the Middle East.

The existing French-language channel Africa 24 has been available via Arabsat across the Middle East and North Africa since 2013.

A time line for the projects has not been announced, but more information will be divulged before the end of 2016, he added.
Source: Albawba 7 January 2016