In Groundbreaking Move, ARISE Goes Live in S’Africa, 9 Additional Countries

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*Television station now in 54 African countries

Chigozie  Amadi

The management of ARISE News Channel yesterday announced the strategic arrival of the global television station in South Africa and nine other African countries.
Aside South Africa, other countries where the station is now live include: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
According to a statement signed by Fauziya Ali Mohammed,  the Chief of Staff to the Chairman/Editor-in-Chief, Prince Nduka Obaigbena, some other nations where the news channel is already available include: Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda as well as in Cameroon, Sudan, Ghana, Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire, and in  Francophone Africa.

“The management of ARISE News Channel is delighted to announce that your favourite cable news network has gone live in South Africa, in addition to nine other countries in Southern Africa, on Multichoice/DSTV Channel 416.
“The other countries are Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi and Mozambique. Others are Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
“With the new additions, ARISE News Channel is live in 54 African countries. It is already available to audiences in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda as well as in Cameroon, Sudan, Ghana, Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire, Francophone Africa, amongst others,” the statement added.

The Emmy-winning ARISE News Channel, which marked its 11th anniversary January 31 this year, is Africa’s premier broadcaster globally, showcasing the continent in Business, Politics, Technology, Commerce, Science, SportsShow business and fashion, while projecting the best of Africa – its peoples and cultures around the world.
While affirming that ARISE News Channel is determined to be launched in all countries around the world, Chairman/Editor-in-Chief Obaigbena said that the movement to South Africa consolidates the station’s as a clear leader in the industry.
“This movement to Southern Africa cements ARISE News Channel’s position as the leading broadcaster in Africa with independence and clear thinking. We are determined to celebrate the best of Africa and tell the African story in the global marketplace.

“We shall continually showcase the emerging African century where Nigeria and other African countries will be some of the leading economies around the world. This is a marathon and not a dash: we will do for Nigeria and Africa what the CNNs, the BBCs and Aljazeeras have done for their nations and regions.
“ In the emerging AI-driven new information highway, no one will shape your narrative better than you. We salute Multichoice for the ground-breaking move in Southern Africa,”  it added.

ARISE News Channel operates a 24-hour broadcast from studios in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria; in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa; in London, the United Kingdom; and in New York, United States.
The Channel can also be viewed in the UK and across Europe on the Sky platform (Sky Channel 516) and Freeview (Channel 136), the Centric Channel in the USA, and also on the Hot Bird platform, which transmits to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

The ARISE News Channel is also available to streaming audiences around the world through the ARISE Play platform.
Aside the above-mentioned  countries,  other African countries where the channel is now shown live, include: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Also, Arise is present in Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique and Niger Republic.

In addition, the station broadcasts from Nigeria, Reunion, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Zanzibar, The Gambia, Togo as well as Uganda.