BBC News partners with EDAN and launch Africa Eye in French

BBC News has launched a new partnership with EDAN in French for BBC Africa Eye. For the first time BBC Africa Eye will become available in Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Congo, DR Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, The Gambia, Gabon, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Togo and Tunisia.

EDAN is a pan African TV station which targets women and the youth across the continent. Founded in 2015 the station is available on Canal Plus Afrique, a satellite subscription-based service broadcasting to over 20 countries across Africa. The channel features movies, music and documentary programmes targeted to African audiences across Sub Saharan Africa.

BBC Africa Eye is the award-winning investigative strand that has created a network of trained investigative journalists across the continent to deliver high-impact investigations. Launched 4 years ago the investigative series has become known for holding power to account.

Evelyn Accrombessi, CEO at EDAN, commented on the partnership saying:  “On November 9, 2021, EDAN viewers will be able to watch BBC Africa Eye, a high quality BBC programme which will be a great addition to our schedule. We are delighted and very satisfied with the discussions with the BBC teams, their availability and their responsiveness in setting up this partnership. We hope that this is the first step of a long collaboration between the BBC and EDAN”.

On the other hand, Anne Marie Nwaobasi , Business Development Manager, Francophone Africa , BBC World Service added:   “This partnership reaches new audiences across Francophone  Africa giving them access to BBC’s primetime investigative series. BBC Africa Eye features original and high-impact BBC investigations from across Africa. Audiences in more locations across Africa can now watch this award-winning programme on EDAN”.