Canal Overseas adds two African channels

By Robert Briel | February 20, 2009 | 09:17 UK

Canal Overseas Africa, a subsidiary of the Canal + Group, has announced the addition of two new channels on its DTH bouquet Canalsat Horizons. With immediate effect, Africa, 24 and Africable are now available across the continent.

Africa 24 is an international news channel, owned by Afrimedia, which claimes to “aim to present the true dynamic and evolving face of the African continent.” With bureaus in a number of African countries, programming is compiled and played out from a studio in Paris. The channel said it is already available on IPTV, cable and satellite in Europe, the Middle East and US. Africable is a general entertainment channel.

Both Africa 24 and Africable are accessible to all subscribers of Canal Horizons. Africa 24 will be transmitted free-to-air and Africable encrypted.