The Africa Channel

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The Africa Channel
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LaunchedSeptember 1, 2005 (2005-09-01)
Owned byThe Africa Channel, LLC
Picture format480i (SDTV) 1080i (HDTV)
SloganExplore You!
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaUnited States, Caribbean
HeadquartersNorth Hollywood, CA
Time Warner
COX Communications

The Africa Channel is a TV channel showing travel, lifestyle and cultural series, specials and documentaries that the channel believes represents the continent's best programming and reflects the land, people, culture, and history of Africa. Co-founded by Zimbabwean James Makawa[1], the Africa Channel premiered in the US in September 2005. [2]

The Africa Channel is broadcast in the United States through Comcast, Time Warner Cable, COX Communications and also available in Jamaica, the Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, St. Lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Grenada and other islands throughout the Caribbean.[3]

The channel launched in high definition on August 1, 2010.[4]

The Africa Channel is an associate member of the Caribbean Cable Cooperative[5] and is distinct from the international version of The Africa Channel which launched in September 2007.[6] The African Channel is a showcase for English language television series, specials, documentaries, feature films, music, soaps, biographies, current business analysis, cultural and historical programs. [7]

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  1. ^ Sanders, Brandee. "OWN: Not the First Black-Led Network". The Root. Retrieved 2019-07-02.
  2. ^ Szalai, Georg (August 2006). "Cox set to bow Africa Channel". Hollywood Reporter.
  3. ^ "The Africa Channel". The African Channel. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  4. ^ Cable Show 2010: Africa Channel To Launch In HD Come August Multichannel News May 12, 2010
  5. ^ Member channels of the Caribbean Cable Cooperative
  6. ^ Oatts, Joanne (2007-08-15). "Africa Channel launches on Sky". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2009-08-24.
  7. ^ "The African Channel". The African Channel. Retrieved 25 September 2017.

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