AfriDocs NOW on BET!
10 February 2017
BET (DStv channel 129) is adding to its rich factual programming mix by welcoming the best documentaries from Africa and across the world onto its TV screens under a deal with documentary curators AfriDocs.
AfriDocs’ extensive library of African and international documentaries will be aired on BET’s pan-African entertainment channel on DStv every Sunday evening at 20:00 CAT, starting from Sunday 5 February 2017.
Created for film buffs, lovers of African stories and culture, activists and anyone with a passion for powerful and real stories, AfriDocs documentaries are always moving, educational, and entertaining - whether ripped from the headlines, or simply the personal journeys of individuals facing the challenges of everyday life.
Since its inception in 2014, AfriDocs has presented over 150 documentaries, including powerful environmental doc Virunga, Rehad Desai’s award-winning Miners Shot Down, Nas Jones’ Shake the Dust dance documentary, and Nigeria’s celebrated film, The Supreme Price. This unique documentary strand has also included internationally awarded and acclaimed films such as the Academy Award winner CitizenFour (the Edward Snowden story), the Academy Award-nominated The Act of Killing, the SAFTA winning The Dream of Shahrazad, and many others.
Under the deal, AfriDocs on BET will feature regular themed months such as Human Rights Month, Music Month, and Women’s Month, while also continuing AfriDocs’ collaboration with the Durban International Film Festival that gives millions of viewers across Africa a chance to view a selection of films from this internationally recognized festival.
For all the latest updates, trailers and information on AfriDocs, please visit www.afridocs.net, www.facebook.com/AfriDocs or Twitter @afri_docs. For further information on AfricDocs on BET, please go to www.betafrica.tv, follows us on Twitter and Instagram @BET_Africa, or like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BETinAfrica.
Source: Press Release
Kwesé TV Brings P. Diddy’s Multi-Platform REVOLT TV to Africa – Becomes Network’s First International Distribution Partner
Kwesé TV – continental Africa’s newest pay TV network – is now the exclusive African broadcaster of REVOLT TV, the American multi-platform TV Network owned by international music and business mogul, Sean “Diddy” Combs. Kwesé is the first international distribution partner for REVOLT.
REVOLT was introduced to the African market earlier this week when Kwesé launched its full entertainment and sports bouquet in Ghana, Zambia and Rwanda. The landmark agreement brings the latest breaking music news, artist interviews, exclusive performances and original programming to African audiences, exclusively on Kwesé TV channel 605.
“Having REVOLT as part of our premium entertainment offering is a significant feat, we’re excited to be the broadcaster bringing this channel to Africa,” explained President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Econet Media, Joseph Hundah. “We are gearing up to be the home of world-class and exclusive entertainment programming for the continent. Kwesé is dynamic, innovative and fresh and our channel mix reflects this.”
REVOLT is a natural fit for Kwesé which also recently announced that it had entered an agreement to bring VICELAND to African audiences. REVOLT is available to the continent through Kwesé’s multi-platform offering including linear TV, mobile app, web and streaming services, delivering premium entertainment to viewers anywhere, anytime, on any screen.
Source: Shadow & Act 1 February 2017