JimJam and Outdoor zap into Africa

November 2, 2012 09.42 Europe/London By Robert Briel

Chello Zone is launching the HD Outdoor Channel and children’s channel JimJam on the ZAP platform in Africa.

Premiering on the DTH platform ZAP, the launch will see the two channels serve the territories of Angola and Mozambique. It will be the first time that Outdoor Channel, which specialises in angling and hunting, is available in these two territories.

The launch marks the expansion of Chello Zone’s on-going relationship with ZAP, which already broadcasts Extreme Sports Channel, Fine Living and Food Network. ZON Multimedia also carries Outdoor Channel, Zone Reality and Food Network in Portugal.

Louise Cottrell, VP affiliate sales for Chello Zone, said in a statement: “We are thrilled to extend our relationship with ZAP. The launch of two of our best loved channels, Outdoor Channel and JimJam, certainly marks this progression and we’re sure the audiences in Angola and Mozambique will embrace them.”