FEVA TV seeks Canadian cable, satellite expansion

Parent Category: News | 15-10-2013

African and Caribbean entertainment platform FEVA TV is planning to grow its webTV offering to a 24-hour television channel available on major Canadian cable and satellite TV networks.

The company, First Entertainment Voice of Africa Television, launched its Internet-based content platform in September 2013, and now hopes to start discussions with television distributors to increase its mainstream carriage across Canada.

The channel provides music, movies, news, sports, TV series and drama, and documentaries targeting the African and Caribbean communities in Canada. Nollywood and other African movies, reggae, Afrobeat and Soca videos, Caribbean films, hip-hop and R&B videos, and African and Caribbean TV series are all carried, with programming originating from Nigeria, Ghana, Jamaica, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Trinidad, Barbados, USA, Brazil, and Haiti among other countries.

According to Lonzo Nzekwe, CEO and co-founder of FEVA TV, the channel aims to provide a clear picture of the social, economic and the political situations that black people around the world are faced with on a regular basis.

FEVA's mission is to build a television network in Canada that will showcase the global black community from an accurate perspective that is not always seen in most major media outlets, a statement said.