As of Tuesday, 15 September, StarTimes says that its subscribers in over 10 countries will have access to original TNT productions, which is aimed at its African audiences.
The countries that will have access to the content includes:
- South Africa
- Uganda, and
WarnerMedia says that it has a long-standing relationship with StarTimes in French-speaking African regions. The company distributes the following channels:
- Cartoon Network
- CNN, and
- TCM Cinéma.
WarnerMedia is already distributing TOONAMI, a channel for action and animation movie enthusiasts of all ages, through the deal with StarTimes in English speaking Africa.
This new TNT deal will further diversify its channel offering, giving StarTimes' viewers access to the movie channel. According to the company, the launch of TNT on StarTimes demonstrates the channel's 'unremitting commitment to deliver premium content to African families', making top family entertainment accessible to more customers across sub-Saharan Africa.
As part of the September launch, TNT has indicated that there will be a line-up of titles with the premiere of its latest TNT original movie Human Capital.
There will also be a 'Fan Month' block dedicated to the best titles of Denzel Washington (Remember the Titans, Déjà vu, The Hurricane
), as well as the reoccurring Film Fight
stunt, where in September, an original movie will be faced against one of its sequels every Friday evening in a double feature.
The feature will see sagas being aired such as The Transporter
, National Treasure
, Karate Kid
, and Free Willy
TNT will be available on StarTimes' DTT Basic Bouquet (channel 047 and 214 in Uganda), as well as Smart Bouquet on DTH (channel 186).
For more information, visit www.warnermediagroup.com