Monday, 17 October 2016

AREWA24 comes to DStv and GOtv in October

MultiChoice Nigeria is once again expanding its free-to-air (FTA) channel offerings on its DStv and GOtv platforms with the introduction of AREWA24, the first free‐to‐air Hausa‐language satellite television channel on 20 October and will be available on DStv channel 261 and GOtv channel 101.

AREWA24 is an all-Hausa lifestyle and entertainment television channel that showcases northern Nigerian life, culture, arts and entertainment and celebrates the promise and potential of Northern Nigeria for Hausa speakers across Nigeria, Africa, the Middle East and around the world.

In a little over two years, the channel prides itself on being the largest producer of original, high‐quality television programming in Hausa for Hausa speaking communities.

“We are giving our subscribers a variety of local content to choose from with AREWA24”, said John Ugbe, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria on the addition of the channel to its FTA genre. “Over the past months, we have grown our FTA genre to include a number of quality local channels that our subscribers have found informative, engaging and all round entertaining. We also believe that the launch of Arewa 24 on our platforms, enriches our local content offering to our subscribers across Africa”.

Speaking on the launch of the channel on DStv and GOtv, Jacob Arback, President of AREWA24 said, “When we launched AREWA24 over two years ago, our vision was to connect with millions of our northern audiences through their common Hausa language. I believe that our partnership with MultiChoice brings us even closer to achieving this mission. The success of AREWA24 is in part due to the locally-relevant programming content that we produce. Our diverse lineup is family oriented and promotes pride in culture through storytelling and entertainment.”

AREWA24 is the latest FTA channel to come on the DStv and GOtv platforms. Other FTA channels include; NTA I, Channels TV, Africa Independent Television (AIT), SilverBird Television, TVC, Lagos Television, ONTV MAX, Wazobia TV, Trybe TV and Galaxy TV.

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