BBC Africa TV programmes are now available to viewers in South Africa on the popular free-to-air channel Soweto TV.
The deal means viewers to Soweto TV also gain access to the BBC’s global news programme for Children produced by Angelina Jolie My World, multi award-winning investigative series Africa Eye, weekly health, fitness and food programme Life Clinic, and women’s discussion show #TheSheWord.
All four programmes have proved to be hugely successful on leading television channels across the African continent, but this is the first time such a wide range of BBC Africa-made television programming has been shared with audiences in South Africa via free-to-air television.
All programmes are broadcast at primetime on weekday evenings.
My World – Saturday 7pm (local)
Africa Eye – Monday 7pm (local)
The She Word – Wednesday 7.30pm (local)
Life Clinic – Tuesday 7.30pm (local)
Simon Kendall, Business Development Director for World Service, says: “We are delighted that audiences in Gauteng and throughout South Africa will now be able to view an exciting selection of BBC programmes through our new agreement. We look forward to working more closely with Soweto TV and to building on this exciting new presence in South Africa.”
Thabo Molefe, Acting CEO for Soweto TV, says: “I am delighted that Soweto TV has this important partnership with BBC. The content resonates with our audience and we look forward to a continued partnership. Soweto is a brand in South Africa and our partnership with the BBC has enabled us to deliver better ratings and further entrench our position as the number one community channel in South Africa.”