AVO TV, a free streaming platform in Africa, and Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster, signed a deal to feature DW’s 24-hour English channel on its app and launched the channel at the end of August.
DW is committed to reporting “from the region, for the region” and aims at reaching audiences worldwide with its journalistic content – regardless of their economic situation. Unlike many Pay-TV platforms in Subsahara Africa, AVO TV offers a wide range of content and channels for free through its app. After its recent launch in Nigeria, audiences there will now be able to enjoy DW’s News and other content for free at home.
“We are excited to be working with AVO TV, a partner that will help expand our reach among audiences throughout Nigeria,” says Sevan Ibrahim-Sauer, Head of DW’s Distribution Africa. “We know that our brand of content resonates with audiences in Africa, making this a great partnership for both DW and AVO TV”.
The CEO of AVO TV, Awaes Jaswal, said, “AVO TV is delighted to welcome DW, to our list of first-class content partners, DW is one of the most successful and relevant international media outlets. Partnering with DW allows us to bring international content that engages global audiences. This further strengthens our AVO TV content strategy of offering multi-genre content on the AVO TV free streaming App, which already offers over 100 Live TV channels and thousands of hours of VOD content — and we continue to grow”.