Broadcast, Film and Convergence in Africa - Issue no 372 on 3 September 2021

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The Africa Channel is commissioning new content and has signed a Nollywood films deal with Rok Studios

3 September 2021

The Africa Channel has a reach of 12 million households in North America and it has recently signed a deal with Canal +’s Rok Studios for Nollywood films. It is also commissioning original content and expanding its SVOD reach. Russell Southwood spoke to Brendan Gabriel, Vice President Creative and Production, The Africa Channel about its work on the continent. The Africa Channel’s key audience is Afro-Americans and it has always bought content from the continent to feed its channels in North America and elsewhere. But as the TV landscape has changed it has sought to create wider engagement with the…