The L.A based company, TAC Studios two international content licensing deals with Viasat World and Econet Media’s Kwesé TV, in a move to expand the global reach of the Africa Channel’s year-old production arm.
The terms of the deal stipulate that Viasat bagged the acquisition rights of ‘Africa on a Plate’, an original TAC Studios series, featuring chefs venturing on culinary expeditions across the African continent. According to the deal, Kwesé TV has acquired the complete seasons of four original series, including ‘Africa Everywhere’ highlighting the influences of African and Caribbean immigrants on global cities, ‘My Africa’ which explores African cities narrated by notable local personalities. Kwesé TV also acquired rights to broadcast ‘Emerging’ and ‘Self Made’ series from TAC Studios shedding light on African economies and featuring entrepreneurs, artists, entertainers and philanthropists who think outside of the box, respectively.
TAC’s director of content strategy and distribution, Lynneise Joseph, said “The deals demonstrate the hunger that audiences across the globe have to see more multi-cultural content that reflects their own lives.” TAC Studios’ VP of creative and production, Brendan Gabriel, added that Viasat and Kwesé share the company’s “vision for producing and programming high-quality HD content with pan-African appeal.” Gabriel added, “Our collective passion is to bridge the gap between Africa and the world in format and content development.”