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Africanews is a multilingual news media service, headquartered in Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo. The news channel is a subsidiary of France-based euronews and began broadcasting online, and via TV and satellite on 20 April 2016.[1] The newsroom has 30 journalists and a technical staff of around 55.[citation needed]

africanews
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Launched20 April 2016; 3 years ago (2016-04-20)
Picture format576i (16:9 and 4:3) (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
SloganYour Voice
LanguageEnglish, French
Broadcast area
HeadquartersPointe-Noire, Congo
Websitewww.africanews.com
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BroadcastEdit

Africanews runs news and weather summaries every half-hour.

LanguagesEdit

Currently, the programs are broadcast in both English and French - the on-screen captions are bilingual. The channel plans to expand and accommodate most of the continents' population and plans to roll out Swahili, Arabic and Portuguese content soon.[2]

DistributionEdit

 
Availability of Africanews

The channel currently is broadcast in 33 sub-Saharan countries and is accessible to 7.3 million homes via satellite and digital terrestrial television networks.[3]

ProgrammesEdit

  • Good Morning Africa: Weekday news bulletin from 6am to 11am ;
  • Daily News: Weekday news bulletin from 11am to 6pm ;
  • Prime Edition: Weekday news bulletin from 6pm to 11pm ;
  • The Nightshift: Weekday news bulletin from 11pm to 6am ;
  • International Weekend: Weekend news bulletin ;
  • This is Culture!: Daily looks at culture and entertainment ;
  • Sci_Tech: Latest science and technology news ;
  • No|Comment: Pictures with no commentaries ;
  • Météo Africa / Météo World: Your daily weather forecasts ;
  • The Morning Call: Get all the top stories happened overnight or early mornings, broadcast weekday mornings from 6 to 11 (only one first hour is live, others are pre-recorded) ;
  • Business Africa: Weekly 8-minute roundup on business news and markets in Africa and worldwide, live Thursday nights at 8:15 (with repeats till 11:15 then Friday lunchtime and weekend) ;
  • Football Planet: Weekly 10-minute roundup on football news in Africa and Europe, live Monday nights at 8:15 (with repeats till 11:15 then Tuesday lunchtime) ;
  • Focus: In-depth world reports ;
  • The Global Conversation: Interview with an Africanews' journalist and an international decision-maker ;
  • International Edition: Weekly 10-minute analysis of the week's stories that make the headlines, powered by Euronews ;
  • Markets: Currencies, African markets and commodities ;
  • Timeout Africa: African events roundup.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Africanews is now LIVE on air and online". africanews.channel. Retrieved 2016-04-22.
  2. ^ "Parte Africanews, canale gemello di euronews, fatto in Africa, per l'Africa e gli africani". euronewsit. Retrieved 2016-04-22.
  3. ^ "Africanews joins continent's TV fray - BBC News". BBC News. Retrieved 2016-04-22.