Euronews, an European multi-lingual channel, has extended its association with DStv Africa and Ouest TV. DStv Africa has added the Portuguese service of Euronews on its digital terrestrial platform, GoTV+, in Mozambique. DStv has also planned to allocate a specific channel to Euronews Portuguese for its DTH customers in Mozambique and Angola.
Ouest TV, Senegal based news channel for West and Central Africa, will rebroadcast programmes from Euronews French every hour between 18:30 and 23:30 in 30-minute segments. Ouest TV broadcasts in French to 24 countries in West and Central Africa. It is also available unencrypted across Sub-Saharan Africa via the Amos 5 satellite.
“Africa has been a key focus of our development for many years. Currently, 18 million viewers in Sub-Saharan Africa receive Euronews,” said Arnaud Verlhac, Director of international distribution with Euronews. “And, as we prepare for the launch of its sister channel, Africanews, our strengthened relations with the biggest TV operators on the continent is a very positive sign for our development in the future.”
“Reinforcing our presence in Portuguese-speaking Africa proves that the multilingualism of Euronews is a determining factor in our development in emerging markets such as this one,” said Jean-Luc Maertens, head of distribution Africa and the Middle-East of Euronews.