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|Picture format|| 1080i HDTV |
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Owner||ViacomCBS Networks EMEAA|
|Sister channels||BET Africa|
Comedy Central Africa
MTV Base Africa
Nick Jr. Africa
|Launched||3 July 2013 (as MTV South Africa)|
MTV Africa(formerly MTV South Africa) is an African pay television from ViacomCBS Networks EMEAA. It focuses mainly on rebroadcasting MTV US content as well as airing local-produced reality series. Founded by Alex Okosi and launched as 'Africas MTV' alongside founding members Jandre Louw, Dudu Qubu and Maya Padmore.
MTV Africa is available in Sub-Saharan Africa exclusively through DStv. It is available in Southern Africa through the Compact, Extra and Premium bouquets while in the rest of Africa on Compact, Compact + and Premium and can be accessed in two million households in the region. The channel was originally available exclusively on DStv Premium following MTV Europe.
Award Shows and Live Music Specials
Nickelodeon is an American pay television channel which was first tested on December 1, 1977, until it eventually launched on April 1, 1979 as the first cable channel for children. It is owned by ViacomCBS through its domestic networks division and is based in New York City. The network's programming is primarily aimed at children aged 2–17, while some of its program blocks target a broader family audience.
Black Entertainment Television (BET) is an American cable television channel targeting African American audiences. It is owned by the ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks unit of ViacomCBS via BET Networks and has offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and was formerly headquartered in Washington, D.C.
MTV Base is a British pay television music channel from ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia that focuses primarily on hip hop, R&B, grime, garage, reggae, funk, soul and dance music. It was launched as part of MTV's digital boutique of music channels on July 1, 1999 in both the United Kingdom and in Ireland. The channel was previously available in other European countries, but was replaced by the now-defunct MTV Dance channel from March 2008. Following the closures of MTV OMG, MTV Rocks and Club MTV on 20 July 2020, MTV Base broadcasts a weekly chart based on Club MTV programming on Fridays.
M-Net is a South African pay television channel established by Naspers in 1986. The channel broadcasts both local and international programming, including general entertainment, children's series, sport and movies. While the TV signal is generally encrypted, M-Net showed some programmes 'free to air' in its "Open Time" slot between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., until the slot closed on 1 April 2007.
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SuperSport is a South Africa-based Pan-Africa group of television channels carried on the DStv satellite & GOtv terrestrial platforms. It provides sports content in South Africa, Nigeria and many other African countries.
Nick is a German free-to-air television channel, part of the international Nickelodeon franchise. Originally launched in 1995, and relaunched in 2005, Nickelodeon is based in Berlin. The channel is available on subscription services and as an unscrambled, free-to-air (FTA) satellite signal. On 31 March 2010, the channel re-adopted the name Nickelodeon on air and online, in addition to the new Nickelodeon logo and graphical package being rolled out internationally at the time. Since then, the channel is also broadcast in English in addition to German on a secondary audio track.
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Vuzu is a South African youth-oriented television channel produced by M-Net for sister pay television platform DStv. Vuzu is similar to some popular American TV Channels such as Bravo, FX, BET, The CW, NBC, TNT and many others.
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BET International was a British free-to-air television channel centred towards black music and also available in Ireland, the Middle East and Africa. It was launched on 27 February 2008 in the UK with headquarters in London. BET broadcasts content from the main Black Entertainment Television channel in the US and Canada. It does not broadcast any locally produced shows.
Nickelodeon is an Asian pay television channel operated by ViacomCBS, broadcasting from Singapore to the audiences in the rest of Asia & some regions in Oceania like Polynesia. The channel was launched on 16 July 1996, the channel broadcasts Nickelodeon's original series, being a version of the namesake television channel in the United States, but it also airs the shows from third-party companies. The programs are in English.
NickMom was an American late evening programming block that was owned by Viacom Media Networks. It was aired on the channel space of the preschool-oriented cable channel Nick Jr.. The brand debuted online in November 2011, ahead of its television launch in October 2012. The block carried ad-supported comedy programming targeting an adult female demographic, particularly mothers, from 10:00 p.m. ET nightly.
M-Net Movies is a group of South Africa-based film-only television channels launched as Movie Magic in 1995 and broadcast across Sub-Saharan Africa on pay TV satellite services DStv and GOtv. The channels broadcast films/movies based on genre as well as clips featuring behind-the-scenes looks at previous, current and future breakout box office hit films.
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V Entertainment is an entertainment news series similar to E! News on American Broadcasting Channel E! Entertainment.
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