Based in Los Angeles, The Africa Channel is available in approximately seven million homes in the United States of America and Caribbean. It is available on cable systems such as Comcast, Charter/Spectrum and the Caribbean Cable Cooperative.

"The continent of Africa has been a major influencer of global culture," says Slava Levin, CEO of ECG. "The launch of The Africa Channel gives further impetus to the growth of this culture by capturing the microcosm of this great continent on multiple screens in Canada."

The Africa Channel features the following English language offerings:
  • pan-African television series
  • specials
  • documentaries
  • feature films
  • music
  • biographies
  • historical, and
  • cultural content.
"We are delighted to be working with ECG to bring our compelling programming lineup to Canadian audiences through this launch on Rogers Ignite TV," says Narendra Reddy, general manager of The Africa Channel.

"We are confident that the breadth of our content will appeal to both the African and Caribbean Diaspora, as well as audiences with an interest in global travel, lifestyle and culture," adds Reddy.

The Africa Channel is now on free preview on Channel #886.

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