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Discovery Seeks African Expansion With Launch Of Two Channels On StarTimes

Discovery has announced it is launching two channels in French on the bouquet of the digital pay-TV broadcaster, StarTimes Africa.
 StarTimes is also carrying channels and content on its platform in English for Discovery, including 'Real Time', Discover Family and Investigative Discovery (ID).  
Speaking on the matter, Amanda Turnbull, Vice President and GM for Discovery in Africa, the Middle East and Turkey, said: "Discovery is dedicated to creating quality content that informs, inspires and entertains and is always exploring more ways to increase on our offering to the market and becoming more accessible to new audiences. With these channels on StarTimes, we are can the demands of many French-speaking subscribers across the continent of Africa."
StarTimes Head of Media Division, Lily Meng, said they are pleased to extend the partnership with Discovery by providing the channels to Francophone families across Africa. Discovery and StarTimes have had relations since 2015.

Credit: contribution from BroadcastPro ME

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