Broadcast, Film and Convergence in Africa - Issue no 381 on 25 February 2022

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Kenya: Akili TV establishes a niche for itself as an education channel and is beginning to develop a Sub-Saharan expansion plan

25 February 2022

Akili TV is coming up for its second year birthday as a channel. It’s been hard work but it has gone a long way to establishing itself as a niche education channel. Russell Southwood spoke to its co-founder Jesse Soleil about how it works and what he’s got planned. Soleil’s wife is Kenyan and he had been going backwards and forward to the country for two decades: “I do a TED talk every year on how to make money out of content. A person came up to me afterwards and said ‘I’m working for the Ministry of Information and Communications…