Fox International Channels (FIC), 21st Century Fox’s international multimedia business, continues to extend the distribution of its main TV brands across Africa with the launch of eight FIC channels on the new Nigerian pay-TV platform, African Cable TV (ACTV).
The partnership between the two companies increases FIC’s reach in Africa to more than 17.3 million subscribers with up to 18,000 new subscribers added in Nigeria who will be able to enjoy the best premium entertainment, factual and sports TV channels FIC has to offer, including Fox, Fox Crime, FX, National Geographic Gold, Fox Movies, Fox Sports, Fox Sports 2, and the toddlers channel Baby TV. The FIC channels will be available through ACTV’s DTH service.
“We are delighted to announce our partnership with ACTV in Nigeria. The West African market is growing rapidly, and is full of possibilities for our brands and business strategy. ACTV’s Direct to Home premium package provides content to low- and middle-income subscribers, and allows us to offer our brands to even more subscribers, who will be able to enjoy our high-quality, premium content, including amazingNational Geographic productions and successful series such as The Walking Dead, The Simpsons or the next big Fox series Wayward Pines,” said Hannelie Bekker, Managing Director at Fox International Channels Africa.