Pay-TV operator, MultiChoice, has launched global news and entertainment channel, Arise News on its pay-TV platform, DStv and GOtv, on channel 416 and 44 respectively in Nigeria. The new channel will join other global news channels such as CNN, BBC, SKY News, CCTV, Al Jazeera, CNBC and Bloomberg on the MultiChoice platforms.
“We have demonstrated over the years our support of ‘Africanness’. And what better way to prove this than to celebrate as Arise News comes home to Africa through our network,” said John Ugbe, Managing Director, MultiChoice. “We have no doubt that uptake will be immediate, owing to its success across countries and continents for their immediacy in breaking news about world events.”
With this, Arise News is being launched for the first time on African platforms. The platform is available in over 80 countries and territories including the United Kingdom, West, East and Central Europe, Middle East, North Africa and the United States.