The Africa Channel

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The Africa Channel
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CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaUnited States, Caribbean
HeadquartersNorth Hollywood, California
Picture format480i (SDTV) 1080i (HDTV)
OwnerThe Africa Channel, LLC
LaunchedSeptember 1, 2005 (2005-09-01)

The Africa Channel is a cable and streaming channel focusing on travel, lifestyle, and culture documentaries. The channel covers the lands, people, culture, and history of Africa. Co-founded by Zimbabwean James Makawa,[1] the Africa Channel launched in the United States in September 2005.[2]

The Africa Channel is broadcast in the United States through Comcast, Charter Communications, 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]


  • Africa on a Plate, follow a chef as he tours Africa's cuisines
  • African Masters, about the arts
  • House of Tayo about a Rwandan fashion designer
  • Jabu's Jungle

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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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