The Africa Channel

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For the International version, see The Africa Channel International.
The Africa Channel
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Launched September 1, 2005
Network Various
Owned by Independently owned
Picture format 480i (SDTV) 1080i (HDTV)
Slogan Explore You!
Country United States
Broadcast area United States, Caribbean
Headquarters North Hollywood, CA
Time Warner

The Africa Channel is a TV channel that showcases outstanding travel, lifestyle & cultural series, specials and documentaries, 24/7. Their goal is to open a door into the modern lives of all people of African descent who live in the U.S., on the continent of Africa, and around the world.


The Africa Channel's premiere on September 1, 2005, marked a milestone in U.S. television history. For the first time, American audiences were able to experience the successes, celebrations and challenges of people living throughout Africa and the Diaspora. The Africa Channel is broadcast in the United States through Comcast, Time Warner Cable, COX and also available in Jamaica, the Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, St. Lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Grenada and other islands throughout the Caribbean.

The Africa Channel is independently owned and operated.

The channel launched in high definition on August 1, 2010.[1]

The Africa Channel is an associate member of the Caribbean Cable Cooperative[2] and is distinct from the international version of The Africa Channel which launched in September 2007.[3]

Availability on Cable Systems[edit]

DMA® Rank DMA® Name Provider
1 New York Time Warner
2 Los Angeles Time Warner
3 Chicago Comcast
6 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose Comcast
8 Atlanta Comcast
9 Washington, DC (Hagrstwn) Comcast
10 Houston Comcast
11 Detroit Comcast
17 Miami-Ft. Lauderdale Comcast
20 Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto Comcast
25 Indianapolis Comcast
27 Baltimore Comcast
38 West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce (Boca Raton) Comcast
43 Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News COX
50 Memphis Comcast
51 New Orleans COX
55 Fresno-Visalia Comcast
58 Richmond-Petersburg Comcast
67 Roanoke-Lynchburg Comcast
84 Champaign-Springfield-Decatur Comcast
91 South Bend-Elkhart Comcast
95 Baton Rouge COX
96 Savannah Comcast
97 Charleston, SC Comcast
116 Peoria-Bloomington Comcast
122 Macon COX
123 Lafayette, LA COX
134 Rockford Comcast
152 Terre Haute Comcast

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