A year after African Movie
Channel’s AMC Series channel departed StarTimes, it is making its return to the
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
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
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
Seriescommented: “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”
Meng, deputy GM of StarTimes Media Divisionsays, “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.