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]

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