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Afrotainment to launch Oui TV on StarTimes platform

afrotainment ouiNew York-based Afrotainment Family of Channels is to launch its Oui TV channel with StarTimes in Africa.

Oui TV is a 24-hour French language channel airing African TV series and movies, including Nollywood content, with around 20 different episodes and six movies airing each day.

The channel is now available in StarTimes’ basic package on DTH and digital-terrestrial TV.

Afrotainment Family of channels senior vice-president of business development Eric Noue said that the company planned further rinternational launches, with channel launches planned in the near future in the US, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean.

Afrotainment offers a portfolio of nine channels in the US and Canada – Afro, Afrotainment, Afrotainment Music, Afro Sports, Abo, Oui TV, TV9JA, Haiti HD and Otown Television. The company’s offerings are available on the Dish DTH platform, Optimum Cablevision and Bell in Canada as well as on Roku and Amazon Fire TV, with a launch on Verizon FiOS planned soon.

“We are delighted to have concluded this strategic partnership with StarTimes Media. Africa’s transition to digital broadcasting has improved both the quantity and quality of television programs available on the continent. This has reinvigorated the African Cultural Renaissance, which in turn should help further Africanize content broadcasted to African viewers,” said Yves Bollanga, CEO of Afrotainment.

“The addition of Oui TV to StarTimes platform assists us in delivering on our promise of bringing high quality, affordable digital TV to our diverse subscribers in Africa.  With the addition of Oui TV, our French speaking viewers now have more choice of their favorite series and movies,  broadcasted in their home language,” said Mike Dearham, managing director of media department and VP, StarTimes Group.