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.
Judiciary secretary Bigirimana Rubbishes Reports he’s been Denied Visa to the US
SECRETARY TO the Judiciary, Pius Bigirimana has described reports that he’s been denied a visa to The United States as ‘malice’ insisting was in New York just recently.
There was a published story that Bigirimana was denied entry to The States where he was invited to attend the inauguration of Prof Jim Gash as the president of Pepperdine University in Los Angeles. According prior News, Bigirimana was expected to travel alongside other judicial officials including Chief Justice Bart Katureebe.
Reacting to the story, Bigirimana describes the reports as malice and unfounded.“This is malice . I returned from New York recently. That’s rubbish,” he said. Indeed, Bigirimana was in the United States in May this year for the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to which he is the secretary. As part of its 100th anniversary, ILO painted a mural at the Uganda Embassy in New York in recognition of the efforts the government has put in place to solve youth unemployment.
The mural, part of the five painted around New York, specifically honours the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) for its unique approach in promoting youth entrepreneurship while contributing to the reduction of youth unemployment.To date, the Programme which was initiated by Bigirimana following his posting to the Gender Ministry in June 2013, has funded 20,159 youth projects. Up to Shs9,232 billion has been revolved to finance another youth 1,090 projects.Bigirimana has been at the forefront for integrity and has been praised by President Yoweri Museveni for his role in fighting corruption in Uganda.He has also been praised for his hard work and patriotism.
We intend to have the biggest event of the year in ASFA 2019 – Talent Africa boss Ali Alibhai
The Abryanz style and Fashion awards are back for the 7th time and for the first time they have partnered with Talent Africa group.
Talent Africa group under it’s events and promotion wing will come active and handy in the ASFA 2019. We were keen on the partnership and quizzed Talent Africa boss Ali Alibhai on why he chose to partner with Abryanz this year.“We are a 360 entertainment company and have over years mastered the art of events marketing and this is another event we look forward to evelevating further. Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards have a very good reputation and we are sure our contribution will be felt” he said.
Talent Africa Group has in the past yet somilarly big events like Nyege Nyege and hosted many foreign artistes and have at all instances sold out. With such momentum we can be sure ASFA 2019 will be another event to look upto, probably the best ever edition so far.
Photos: What you missed at the “Kyaddala” movie premiere
By Our Reporter
Reach A Hand Uganda (RAHU) in conjunction with Emmanuel Ikubese Films and partners premiered their long-awaited pan African series “Kyaddala: It’s Real” in an exclusive black carpet event held at Kingdom Kampala on Friday evening.
The evening kicked off with a cocktail where revelers were serenaded by the soulful Kenneth Mugabi and Steve Keys, before later being ushered to the screening room to watch the first episode of the TV series.
The exclusive premiere attracted key players in the film industry from Uganda and beyond ranging from movie directors, producers, actors and actresses beyond the cast of Kyaddala.
Based on real life experiences, Kyaddala depicts young people’s sexual and reproductive health issues through a rich storyline with compelling themes like HIV and its impact on young people, Teenage pregnancy and the role of “gatekeepers/ stakeholders” in averting child marriages, Sexual and gender based violence among young people and how it affects their SRHR needs and Myths and misconceptions around young people’s SRHR and how to create an enabling and safe environment for young people to seek SRHR information and services.
“Kyaddala is a real conversation starter, tackling topics that people are afraid to have. This show will provoke important conversations on young people’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Challenges,” noted Humphrey Nabimanya, the Founder and Team Leader, Reach A Hand Uganda.
Featuring stars like Martha Kay, Salvado Idringi, Mathew Nabwiso, Anita Fabiola, Emmanuel Ikubese and Olumide Oworu (from Nigeria), the 8-part series will officially start airing on October 5th on NBS Television and on the official Kyaddala YouTube page and Sauti Plus TV.
Here are some photos from the premiere.
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