AMC Networks to launch telenovela channel in Africa

EvaLogo2_LargeAMC Networks International is to launch telenovela channel Eva+ in Africa, a sister channel to Eva that first aired in spring 2015. Eva+ will begin broadcasting on November 1 on MultiChoice’s digital pay TV satellite platform DStv in English and Portuguese and will also be available on DTT platform GOtv.

Similarly to Eva, Eva+ will offer Latin American telenovelas dubbed in English and Portuguese, and will be the first channel in AMC Networks International – UK’s (AMCNI UK) regional portfolio to be available on MultiChoice’s DTT platform.

Eva+ will air double bills of four telenovela titles every weekday and marathons over the weekend, including Buscando a Maria (Searching Maria) and Cuando me Enamoro (Timeless Love)

Eva will continue to broadcast on the DStv platform, and in addition to the Premium, Compact Plus and Compact packages, it is now offered in the Family package, reaching further audiences. Two of the most successful series, We are Family (Somos Familia) and Fooled into Love (Amores con Trampa) from the Eva schedule are now available as seven-day catch up.

Louise Cottrell, vice-president, affiliate sales for AMCNI UK said: “We are delighted to expand our telenovela offerings and partner with MultiChoice in introducing Eva+ to the African market. Telenovelas are increasingly popular in the region, so it’s exciting that with Eva+ offered on GOtv in addition to DStv, we will now be able to reach brand new viewers with our top quality content.”

Tim Jacobs, CEO of MultiChoice Africa, said: “With our focus now on putting our customer first, we are delighted to be adding Eva+ on to our platforms. Telenovelas have always been a sensation with our subscribers and we hope this addition further demonstrates our commitment to bringing programming that will make viewers eager to tune in to DStv and GOtv.”