Afrotainment receives CRTC Approval
to launch 4 channels in Canada.
Toronto - July 26, 2013
Soundview Africa, owner of The Afrotainment Family of Channels received approval this week to launch 4 of its channels across Canada from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Afrotainment Channels authorized for distribution include 3 HD channels: Afrotainment HD, Afrotainment Music HD, TV9ja HD and 1 SD channel: Africa Box Office (ABO). All 4 channels are scheduled to launch early this fall.
“Entering the Canadian market with four (4) channels at once is a crucial step in our overall strategy to deliver Afro-centric original programming to the North American audience. This International expansion solidifies Afrotainment’s position as a leader in Afro-Centric programming in North America and we are thrilled that the Commission recognizes our relevance and commitments" said Yves Bollanga, General Manager of The Afrotainment Family of Channels.
"Breaking into this key market gives us the opportunity to fill a void that exists in the underserved but vibrant and viable multi-ethnic Black Canadian communities” said Eric Noue, Afrotainment Director of Business Development who will assume the role of General Manager of Afrotainment Channels Canada with offices in Toronto.
About The Afrotainment Family of Channels
The Afrotainment Family of channels is an Afro-Centric New York based Network of television channels dedicated to broadcast the best Movies, Series, Realities, Comedies, Talk, Music and Soccer for the highly coveted North American Black communities. Our Television channels are available on DISH Network, Optimum Cablevision and Roku.