Nick Jr, Nicktoons make Africa debut

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa will broaden its entertainment offering on DStv across Africa with the launch of two new 24-hour kids and family channels from Nickelodeon, while also extending the reach of general entertainment channel BET International in South Africa.

With the launch of Nick Jr, Nicktoons and BET International on September 30th, VIMN Africa now delivers more TV channels than any other international media company on the continent, with a total of eight distinct entertainment brands.  This expansion of its portfolio, which also includes MTV, MTV Base, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and VH1 Classic, increases VIMN Africa’s offering to audiences across all key age demographics.

Aletta Alberts, General Manager for Content for MultiChoice said the three new channels will give DStv customers an even wider variety of entertainment options. “Our DStv customers will no doubt be delighted that BET International is finally available on their screens. And kids will be entertained for hours with the great shows on Nick Jr and Nicktoons. We want to add channels that fill a gap in our entertainment offering and that we know our customers will love to watch.”

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