It’s the latest international channel boost offered by the service, with Arabic, Afrikaans and Japanese channels also available.
The channels are being provided by THEMA which aggregates foreign TV channels into TV bouquets targeted at relevant communities.
Tristia Harrison, Managing Director for Consumer at TalkTalk said: “YouView from TalkTalk is going from strength to strength every day and this new Boost is a great addition.
“We’re pleased to be extending our partnership with THEMA to be able to offer TalkTalk homes a wealth of fantastic family entertainment from across the world”.
François Thiellet, CEO of THEMA said: “We are very glad to make our channels available in a country where international communities thrive. And there is no better partner than TalkTalk to reach our audience.”
The channels included in the new African Boost are:
· Ebony Life: exclusive African original programming, featuring big African names, movies and popular series like Moments with Mo, EL Now, Screen Divas
· Soundcity: 24 hour Nigerian music and lifestyle channel with a mix of culture, music and entertainment
· Channels: Leading 24 hour news channel broadcasting live from Lagos, Nigeria, with up-to-date news on politics, health, current affairs, entertainment and sports
· Silverbird: General entertainment Nigerian TV channel
· Nollywood movies: 24 hour movie channel. Exclusive titles and the latest Nollywood movies on early release, including a daily premiere everyday at 7pm, as well as Africa’s no. 1 soap, Tinsel
· Citizen: general entertainment Kenyan TV channel broadcasting news, sports, business, soaps and entertainment shows in Swahili and English
· Metro TV: Ghana’s leading entertainment, sports and news channel. Channel offers local, regional and international news, talk shows, sitcoms and game shows
· Bukedde: Ugandan 24 hour general entertainment channel broadcasting news, soaps and local information in English and Luganda
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This service maybe for you, but ultimately, Talk Talk needs to make sure it isn't getting left behind in the race to build a strong user base in the UK. With the emergence of Television Streaming Services with the likes of netflixs & now Amazon Fire plus other strong players in the market. Talk Talk needs to be providing a stronger programme line up than ever before.
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