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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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Metro FM’s Herbbie K graduates

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By Staff Writer

Veteran Ugandan Journalist also 90.8 Metro FM’s Program Director Herbert Kyewalyanga, 40, famously known by media names ‘Herbie K’ has finally reaped-big from his sleepless academic nights.


The ‘Uganda One’ program presenter has graduated with Honors, Master’s Degree in Public Relations at St. Lawrence University.
Herbie K’s Graduation cake-cutting ceremony held at the radio premises at Martin Road, Old Kampala was graced by Metro FM’s Chief Executive Officer, Capt. Francis Babu in an entourage of his employees.


The Self-proclaimed “Usual suspect” is now a top contender among the most educated media personalities in Uganda of all time after pursuing different bachelor’s degrees in various media-related fields.
2019 proves triumphant for the 40year-old after he recently showered his baby mama with a fancy birthday dinner at Hilton Garden Inn.
Congratulations Herbie K, Way to go.

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We have rehearsed hard and want to give our best on our first time here in Uganda, says American RnB star Mya

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American R&B star Mya has for over two decades charmed music lovers, etching her mark as a true princess of R&B all over the world.

The superstar who arrived in the country on Wednesday night was ecstatic about being in Uganda for the very first time as she addressed media during a press briefing, promising to deliver her very best this Saturday at the Johnnie Walker All Music Safari.

“I am very happy about performing and being in the motherland,” the soft-spoken artist declared during the press conference held at Mestil Hotel, Nsambya, on Thursday morning. “We have been rehearsing hard and want to give our best on our first time here in Uganda.”

She expressed her excitement for being in Uganda for the first time while also appreciating the friendliness and good spirits of those she had met ever since landing in the country.

“I can’t wait to share with you all what we have been working on— from the classics, to the hit records as well as the brand new music,” she added.

The internationally acclaimed American artist, Mýa has produced several hits that leave the soul yearning for more coming from its timeless nature with songs like Take Me There, Case of the Ex and Girls Dem Sugar that have achieved the status of timeless classics. She attributed her success to the support and effort that comes from a working with a great team with a limitless mindset to life and the world in general.

She will be sharing the stage with homegrown talents like Myko Ouma, Kenneth Mugabi and Joseph Sax amongst many others as Jazz Safari founder Tshaka Mayanja marks his 30th anniversary in the music business, a proud milestone he has achieved that has earned him respect and recognition amongst many.

Tickets to the show go for UGX300,000 Platinum/VIP tickets. Regular tickets will cost UGX100,000.

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John Blaq set for debut concert tomorrow

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By Stuart G-Khast

John Blaq is with no doubt one if not the finest musician this year. His consistence with chart topping music for two straight years cannot go unnoticed. His catchy beats, lyrics and unique vocals gave him an edge in the industry.

While he has proven all the above on the airwaves, tomorrow will be the real test as he hold his maiden concert at Freedom City in A concert dubbed “Aya Baasi”

While speaking to journalists, the “Do Dat” hitmaker said he was going to perform live throughout the show and the fans should expect the best from him.

 “I will perform live. Nothing like singing on CDs. Expect a John Blaq you have never seen,” he promised.

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