The Ministry of Communication and Media of the Democratic Republic of Congo has granted a license to France 24 allowing its unencrypted broadcasting on the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) network in Kinshasa.
According to the French channel’s press release, the broadcasting of France 24 on DTT will gradually be extended to the cities of Lubumbashi, Kisangani, Goma, Bukavu, Matadi and Moanda, thus serving a total audience of 22 million inhabitants.
Kinshasa, capital of the DRC is the third largest city in Africa with 15 million inhabitants.
Effective since March 20, International Day of the Francophonie, the broadcast of France 24 on DTT in Kinshasa will allow equipped households to have access to the channel on channel 21.
The broadcasting of France 24 on DTT in the DRC allows the channel’s development in Africa to continue. The channel is now available, in French or in English, in DTT offers from 38 countries and free of charge in Kenya, Rwanda, Botswana, Mauritius, and the Comoros.