Tue 18 Oct 2016, 10:31
MultiChoice Africa and AMC Networks International have announced that it will launch telenovela channel Eva+ in Africa, a sister channel to Eva that first aired on DStv in 2015.
Eva+ will begin airing on Tuesday, 1 November on all DStv packages on channels 142.
Similarly to Eva, Eva+ will offer high production value Latin American telenovelas fully dubbed in English and Portuguese languages, and will be the first channel in AMC Networks International – UK’s (AMCNI UK) regional portfolio to be available on MultiChoice’s DTT platform.
Louise Cottrell, Vice President, Affiliate Sales for AMCNI UK, said: “We are delighted to be expanding on our telenovela offering and introducing Eva+ to the African market, in partnership with MultiChoice. Telenovelas continue to be popular in the region, so it’s exciting that with Eva+ offered on DStv, we will now be able to reach brand new African audiences with our top quality content.”
“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 customers and we hope this addition further demonstrates our commitment to bringing programming that will make viewers eager to tune in to DStv,” said MultiChoice Africa CEO Tim Jacobs.
Eva+ will air double bills of four telenovela titles every weekday and marathons over the weekend, including Buscando a Maria (Searching Maria) on air from Tuesday 1 November at 11:20 every weekday then on Saturday at 06:00 and on Sunday at 16:00 and Cuando me Enamoro (Timeless Love) on air from Thursday 1 December at 11:20 on weekdays at 17:00 then on Saturday at 06:00 and on Sunday at 16:00, CAT.
Eva will continue to broadcast on the DStv platform, and in addition to the DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus and DStv Compact packages on channel 141, it is now offered in the DStv 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.