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AFRICAN MOVIE CHANNEL’s AMC SERIES RETURNS TO STARTIMES

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A year after African Movie Channel’s AMC Series channel departed StarTimes, it is making its return to the television platform.

Following a new deal signed in August with StarTimes, the international Pay TV operator and UK based broadcaster, African Movie Channel (AMC) will launch African Movie Channel Series (AMC Series) on the StarTimes DTT and DTH African television platforms, on 30th August 2019.

AMC Series is a premium 24-hour African entertainment channel, showcasing only the best and award-winning TV soaps, comedy and drama mainly from Nigeria, peppered with some of the best series from all over Africa. The channel is modern, fun, urban, in addition to being classy and aspirational.

AMC Series carefully curates high quality content for viewers across Africa. From Nollywood series, exciting talk shows and entertainment magazine shows freshly produced in AMC’s studios, to an exclusive slate of AMC’s own original movies, AMC Series provides the full package of unrivalled top tier Nollywood and African TV programming for the whole family.

StarTimes’ subscribers will be entertained with action packed, adrenaline-boosting blockbuster series like Oghenekome starring Ramsey Nouah, Rachel Oniga and Segun Arinze, among other top Nollywood stars; exciting comedy shows like Gina and Friends, brand new seasons of Papa Ajasco Reloaded, Relatives, and Life Of A Nigerian Couple, contemporary vibrant TV series such as She Drives Me Nuts, After Wedding, 40 And Single, Meltdown and many more.

AMC Series viewers will also have exclusive access to various AMC in-house productions like AMC Movie Talk, The Hangout, AMC Music Lounge and Nollywood 360. Future programming will feature new dramas, sitcoms and comedies alongside celebrity and entertainment TV shows that will resonate with its broad spectrum of viewers.

AMC Series is the second premium channel from AMC, and it complements the already phenomenally popular African Movie Channel that has been on the StarTimes DTT and DTH platforms since 2012. Both channels together provide the full package of unparalleled first-class Nollywood and African TV programming that is in a league of its own.

Anona Langa, AMC’s Head of Productions and Channel Manager for AMC Series commented: “AMC Series has always satisfied the growing appetite for African TV serial and short content, and with its new look, including the injection of some exciting exclusive content from our very own production hub, AMCOP, we are sure to thrill current viewers, and attract even more subscribers to StarTimes.”

‘Yinka Mayungbo, founding director of AMC said of the return, “The relaunch of AMC Series on StarTimes comes with a promise to our StarTimes audience that the channel is back to stay. We heard the outcry that ensued following AMC Series’ departure in August last year. We are thoroughly delighted to be back, and this time, for good”

Lily Meng, deputy GM of StarTimes Media Division says, “StarTimes welcome all old friends just as AMC to create better cooperation together in respond to the expectation and requirement from our audiences. As an Africa-oriented media company, we trust that the joint effort put in local content will further facilitate the development of African culture ”.

AMC Series is available from 30th August 2019, on StarTimes DTT channel 017, and DTH channel 184.

“We are serious about promoting more of African content and supporting our own. With time, StarTimes will also acquire more Ugandan/East African content on its platform.” StarTimes PRO Cleopatra Koheirwe said.

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Singer Dina Rukoti starts the year with ‘Magoba’ video

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By Stuart G-Khast

New talent Dina Rukoti who has now released her newest video Magoba. Magoba which was dropped last week is already doing well with song enjoying airplay on Radio, TV and Kampala bars.

Magoba was produced by Ronnie and video shot by Zygaphix.

Dina Rukoti was born Kyasiimire Diana and is a student at Makerere university Business school (MUBS) pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management. She is signed under Runo Concepts management.

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Eddy Kenzo to spearhead national tree planting campaign

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CCBA’s Simon Kaheru (R), musician Eddy Kenzo and representatives from ESSI share a moment at the launch of the tree planting campaign held on Friday at the Coca Cola plant in Namanve.

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Eddy Kenzo has been named green ambassador. The singer will spearhead a conservation campaign in which he will raise awareness about climate change and also encourage masses across the country to plant trees.

Championed by Environment Social Safeguards International (ESSI) in partnership with Coca-Cola Beverages Africa(CCBA) in Uganda and National Forestry Authority, the initiative targets to plant over 4000 trees in effort to conserve the environment.

“I am excited to be working with ESSI on this campaign to plant trees across the country and want to encourage all Ugandans to join this initiative,” Kenzo said. “Planting a tree is a blessing because you are giving life while also making our country look beautiful. It is time for us to all go green.”

Eddy Kenzo plants a tree.

Eddy Kenzo plants a tree.

According to Khasim Ngabirano, the CEO Environment Social Safeguard International, the campaign aims to create awareness about the importance of tree planting in combating negative effects of climatic change. He noted that trees play an essential role in mitigating the impact of climate change and we therefore should act now to mitigate its negative effects.

Simon Kaheru, the Public Affairs & Communications Director Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda expressed excitement about this partnership saying: “We are looking to beat climate change but also protecting the environment by planting trees. Planting trees is one of the most important things we can do as Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda to contribute to conserving the environment.

“At Coca-Cola, we place priority on watershed protection and conservation, and we are proud of the work that ESSI has done in Uganda to help restore trees. The trees not only add beauty and provide shade but they also provide a barrier to storms and help retain water in the soil, which is very important for the country.”

Uganda’s forest cover has been depleted to 8% up from 24% in 1990s, and this is largely attributed to human encroachment for different activities such as agriculture and urbanization.

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Alex Muhangi releases animated “Entogo” video

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By Staff Writer

Comedian and now singer Alex Muhangi has released his Entogo video to his fans. Unlike most videos on circulation, Entogo is animated and interesting to watch.

Alex Muhangi is slowly growing his music collection from Olukwe, Bamuleke and now Entogo

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