Turner’s Toonami channel launched in French speaking Africa
Toonami which was launched in France last week is currently being rolled-out in French-speaking African countries. The channel is all set to be launched on the following pay-TV platforms: Maroc Telecom in Morocco, Blueline in Madagascar and on Parabole on the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius, Comores and Madagascar. It is also lined up as a channel on Gabon Telecom once this new operator launches in the country. Turner is currently in discussions with various pay-TV operators across the continent to bring the new channel to all English-speaking territories in Africa too.
Pierre Branco, vice president and general manager of Turner Southern Europe and Africa, says: “We are pleased with the addition of Toonami to the bouquet of channels aimed at our younger audiences, as it further diversifies our robust entertainment experience and programme offering across age groups. The new channel promises to meet the growing demand for premium quality action- adventure and superhero content.
“The channel’s launch reflects the value of pay-TV and its evolution. With its clear positioning and strong franchising connections, it is our job to select the best shows, to editorialise them and to share them with audiences of all ages across our markets.”
Source: Nextvame 31 March 2016