Multiple new channels for MyGlobeTV

Fourteen French-African channels have been added to MyGlobeTV, GlobeCast’s broadband-delivered consumer platform for international broadcasters. Working in partnership with international television distributor Thema, GlobeCast launched Le Bouquet Africain on 31 May in both premium and basic packages.

Emma Brackett, vice-president of consumer products and services at GlobeCast, comments: “There is a growing community of French-African immigrants in the US, and now MyGlobeTV is bringing a taste of home to these viewers, giving them easy access to content that they can’t get from any other US provider. Since the launch of MyGlobeTV last year, we’ve been committed to rapidly expanding our channel line-up to include a wide variety of African, Asian, Australian, and European content.”

Thema supplies the feeds for Le Bouquet Africain via IP to GlobeCast’s facility in Culver City, Calif., where the channels are encoded and integrated into the MyGlobeTV platform. The basic package for MyGlobeTV’s new Le Bouquet Africain includes eight channels dedicated to the French-speaking African community; the premium package includes 14 channels. Channels in the basic package are: 2STV and RTS from Senegal, CRTV from Cameroon, ORTM from Mali, RTI1 from Ivory Coast, RTG from Republic of Guinea, RTNC from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Tele Congo from the Republic of Congo. Subscribers to the premium package will receive all of the basic channels, as well as six more: Africable, a continent-wide channel; Africa 24, a Pan-African news channel; Canal 2 International, Equinoxe TV and STV2 from Cameroon; and TFM from Senegal.

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