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Monday, 17 October 2016
Hausa‐language channel to launch on DSTV, GOTV this October
MultiChoice Nigeria is once again expanding its free-to-air channel offerings on its DStv and GOtv platforms with the introduction of AREWA24.
AREWA24, which is the first free-to-air Hausa-language satellite television channel, will be available on October 20, on DStv channel 261 and GOtv channel 101.
AREWA24 is an all-Hausa lifestyle and entertainment television channel that showcases northern Nigerian life, culture, arts and entertainment and celebrates the promise and potential of Northern Nigeria for Hausa speakers across Nigeria, Africa, the Middle East and around the world.
“We are giving our subscribers a variety of local content to choose from with AREWA24”, said John Ugbe, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria. “Over the past months, we have grown our FTA genre to include a number of quality local channels that our subscribers have found informative, engaging and all round entertaining. We also believe that the launch of Arewa 24 on our platforms, enriches our local content offering to our subscribers across Africa”.
Speaking on the launch of the channel on DStv and GOtv, Jacob Arback, President of AREWA24 said, “When we launched AREWA24 over two years ago, our vision was to connect with millions of our northern audiences through their common Hausa language. I believe that our partnership with MultiChoice brings us even closer to achieving this mission. The success of AREWA24 is in part due to the locally-relevant programming content that we produce. Our diverse lineup is family oriented and promotes pride in culture through storytelling and entertainment.”
AREWA24 joins other free to air channels on the DStv and GOtv platforms. Other FTA channels include; NTA I, Channels TV, Africa Independent Television (AIT), SilverBird Television, TVC, Lagos Television, ONTV MAX, Wazobia TV, Trybe TV and Galaxy TV.
AREWA24 channel will be available from 20 October 2016 to DStv subscribers on Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access as well as GOtv Plus and GOtv Value subscribers.