The Africa Channel
|The Africa Channel|
|Launched||September 1, 2005|
|Owned by||The Africa Channel, Inc.|
|Slogan||Travel. Lifestyle. Culture.|
|Broadcast area||United States, Caribbean|
|Available on select cable systems||Check local listings|
The Africa Channel is a cable television network for Africa related travel, lifestyle and cultural series, specials and documentaries. These programs feature all people of African descent and their stories, their daily lives, their music and art.
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, all via a general entertainment network. The Africa Channel is broadcast in the United States through national distribution deals with the largest cable MSOs in the country, Comcast, Time Warner, and Cox, as well as other cable systems. The Africa Channel is also available in Jamaica, the Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, St. Lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Grenada and other islands in the Caribbean. Partners include former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young and his company, GoodWorks International; NBA stars Dikembe Mutombo and Theo Ratliff; Williams Group Holdings; and former U.S. Senator Donald Stewart.
The Africa Channel is independently owned and operated.
- Cable Show 2010: Africa Channel To Launch In HD Come August Multichannel News May 12, 2010
- Member channels of the Caribbean Cable Cooperative
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