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Canal+ unveils A+ line-up ahead of launch on Friday

François Deplanck

François Deplanck

Canal+’s new sub-Saharan African channel, A+, will launch in 20  countries in western and central Africa on Friday as part of the Canalsat bouquet. 

A+ will be available exclusively on Canalsat for CFA5,000 (€7.62) a month.

A+ will offer a mix programming aimed at a mass market audience, including series in French, English, Portuguese and the Wolof language, widely spoken in Senegal. Series on the channel include Chroniques Africaines, Tundu Wundu, C’est la Vie, Inkaba and Kings Casino. All shows will be produced or dubbed in French.

Other shows to be aired include talent shows Talent Island Africa and Star Chef and magazine show Blackamorphoses.

A+ will also show international and Afro-American movies as well as Nollywood titles including Le Crocodile du Botswanga, Madame Brouette and Passion Dévorante.

“We are delighted to launch this new channel, A+, that testifies to our ambition in Africa, which, like the African continent, is immense and varied,” said David Mignot, CEO of Canal+ Africa.

“A+ is the bearer of Canal+s commitment to bring its editorial expertise to Africa to support4 the development of a dynamic and rich in talent African cultural industry that will become a creator of employment,” said François Deplanck, director of channels and content at Canal+ Overseas.