Arewa 24

AREWA24 is a Nigerian satellite television channel available on DSTV, GOtv, and Startimes that showcases the lifestyle of the Northern Region, Nigeria. It is the first free-to-air channel to use the Hausa language.[1][2]

AREWA24
Arewa24 logo.png
CountryNigeria
Broadcast areaNigeria
Chad
Niger
Sri Lanka
Cameroon
West Africa
SloganTaku ce
HeadquartersKano
Programming
Language(s)Hausa language
Picture format16:9 1080i, HDTV
Ownership
OwnerEqual access
History
Launched2013; 8 years ago (2013)
Links
Websitearewa24.com

HistoryEdit

AREWA24 is owned by Equal Access and hosts cultural and educational programming for northern Nigerian people in the Hausa language.[3][4][5] The channel's telecommunications network is Nilesat.

AREWA24 was launched in 2013 in order to fill a void in locally-produced Hausa language entertainment and lifestyle programming. The launch cost approximately seven million dollars and was sponsored by the United States Department of State. The channel is the first 24/7 Hausa language television station rooted in peace building and entertainment. According to the Equal Access International website, the channel is meant to amplify the rich culture of Northern Nigeria, generating cultural pride and positivity.[6]

In 2017, AREWA24 partnered with Eutelsat Communication to enhance its capacity as a free television channel in Sub-Saharan Africa for Hausa speaking people.[7] In 2018, the channel added music and sports in the Hausa language.[8] In the same year, AREWA24 forged a new partnership with Girl Effect to support the success of girls in northern Nigeria.[9] The channel has also partnered with the Kannywood cinema based in Kano, Nigeria.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Raynal, Eugenie (2019-11-27). "Arewa24's launched new streaming service in Nigeria". NexTV News Africa. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  2. ^ "Hausa‐language channel to launch on DSTV, GOTV this October". Pulse Nigeria. 2016-10-17. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  3. ^ "AREWA24: First 24/7 Hausa language satellite television station in N. Nigeria". Equal Access International. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  4. ^ Lynch, Dennis (2014-06-07). "Arewa24: US Launches Nigerian TV Station To Combat Boko Haram". International Business Times. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  5. ^ "AREWA24 [HausaFilms.TV - Kannywood, Fina-finai, Hausa Movies, TV and Celebrities]". hausafilms.tv. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  6. ^ "AREWA24: First 24/7 Hausa language satellite television station in N. Nigeria". Equal Access International. Retrieved 2020-07-12.
  7. ^ Tirvengadum, Priscilla (2015-04-16). "AREWA24 leases capacity on Eutelsat 16A satellite". NexTV News Africa. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  8. ^ "AREWA24 fires starting pistol on new sports division | Satellite | News | Rapid TV News". www.rapidtvnews.com. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  9. ^ "AREWA24". Girl Effect. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  10. ^ "'Kwana Casa'in': An yi sulhu tsakanin hukumar tace fina-finan Kano da Arewa24". BBC News Hausa (in Hausa). 2020-04-10. Retrieved 2020-05-19.