New York, NY – September 19, 2013
The Afrotainment Family of Channels is expanding its current distribution footprint into Canada.
The network delivering the best variety in Afro-Centric home entertainment in North America, announced today that on the heels of obtaining its CRTCâ€™s license back in July, it has launched 4 of its channels across Canada on Bellâ€™s Fibe TV which reaches nearly 4 million homes:Â Afrotainment HD, Afrotainment Music HD, TV Naija HD and Africa Box OfficeÂ respectively on channels 662 – 663 â€“ 664 and 665.
â€œWe are excited about our partnership with Bell Canada and are committed to growing our footprint with the goal of delivering the best Afro-centric content to all Black communities and households in North America” said Yves Bollanga, Afrotainment Family of Channels CEO.
â€œThe launch of 4 of our channels at once including 3 in HD (High Definition) on Bell Canada marks an important milestone in our overall strategy to deliver our exclusive and original programming to the greatly underserved but vibrant multi-ethnic Black Canadian communitiesâ€ said Eric Noue, newly appointed General Manager of The Afrotainment Family Channels Canada.
As part of this expansion strategy, Afrotainment Â will continue to produce and acquire more original content that reflects their growing and diverse audience while complementing their evolving portfolio.
Bell is Canada’s largest communications company, providing consumers and business customers with leading TV, Internet, wireless, home phone and business communications solutions. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital media. Bell is wholly owned by MontrÃ©al’s BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For more information, please visit Bell.ca.
About The Afrotainment Family of Channels
The AFROTAINMENT Family of channels is a New York based network of 5 television channels dedicated to broadcast the best Afro-Centric content for the highly coveted African-Diaspora communities. Our Channels are available on DISH Network, Optimum Cablevision, Bell Canada Fibe TV and Roku.