Tue 13 Sep 2016, 12:06
A bold and entertaining Pan-African channel will offer fresh local content along with an eclectic and exciting mix of US dramas, comedies and unscripted programming
Considered one of the world’s leading destinations for scripted and unscripted entertainment, FOX Life, launching on 3 October, will be tailored for Africa, and will be available on channel 126.
As part of the new channel, an additional 954 hours of fresh new programming will be added to the schedule over the coming months, focused on localised storytelling, created specifically for African viewers.
FOX Life will have the best of Hollywood in the form of Pitch and Atlanta, Turkish and Brazilian telenovelas, scripted and unscripted local content as well as dramas. Some of the lifestyle and drama shows will be coming from across the African continent like Maliposa, a Zambian drama and Wrath from Nigeria. There is also an exciting show on young Nigerian-born DJ Cuppy (Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola) who goes on an ambitious tour of eight countries across Africa. In a male-dominated field – DJ Cuppy has made inroads and describes her sound as “Neo Afrobeats”!
“FOX Life is core to our global entertainment portfolio and its entry into this market signals FNG’S continued investment in Africa,” says Gary Alfonso, GM, FOX Networks Group Africa. “From hit US programming, to 954 hours of brand new, locally developed and produced content, our new channel portfolio reflects the best in entertainment, factual and sports.”
The new channel, available to DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact, DStv Family and DStv Access customers. The channel will also sit alongside an extensive FNG portfolio of channels in Africa, which includes FOX, National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild.