YANGA! launches on Freesat

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YANGA!, the new general entertainment channel for the UK’s African diaspora, is now available on Freesat channel 171.

The channel’s broad schedule combines the best entertainment television produced from across the continent, plus a bold new series of original programmes produced locally by the diaspora.

“YANGA! means self-pride and showing-off in West African pidgin,” says Lindsey Oliver, Managing Director of YANGA!’s parent company, Africa MediaWorks. “We want to celebrate the eclectic and inspirational lives and culture of Africans living in the UK by delivering positive and empowering stories. African cultural influence is so prevalent in the UK right now and we want to bolster this excitement by shining a light on its best entertainers, comedians and musicians. We are delighted to announce our carriage on Freesat as we believe it is a great platform for our audience due to its excellent value and the variety it offers.”

Alistair Thom, Managing Director at Freesat, said: “Freesat is committed to bringing a wealth of content to customers and broadening its channel offering, and we’re delighted to welcome YANGA! to the platform. The channel brings a wide range of entertainment and cultural programmes from West Africa to the UK, all subscription free.


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