Eight TV channels from Africa have been added to TalkTalk’s range of pay-as-you-go monthly packages.
The African Boost has programmes from Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Uganda, costing viewers £10 a month for Nollywood films, 24-hour news, music, fashion, talk shows and lifestyle programmes.
TalkTalk subscribers will be able to access eight channels including Nollywood Movies, Ebony Life TV, Soundcity, Channels, Silverbird, Citizen, Metro TV and Bukedde.
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”.
Ebony Life features big African names, movies and popular series like Moments with Mo, EL Now, Screen Divas. Soundcity is a 24-hour Nigerian music and lifestyle channel with a mix of culture, music and entertainment.
Channels offers 24-hour news broadcasting live from Lagos, Nigeria, with up-to-date news on politics, health, current affairs, entertainment and sports. Silverbird and Nollywood Movies also hail from Nigeria.
Citizen is a general entertainment Kenyan TV channel broadcasting news, sports, business, soaps and entertainment shows in Swahili and English.
Ghana’s Metro TV offers local, regional and international news, talk shows, sitcoms and game shows, while Bukedde is a Ugandan 24-hour general entertainment channel broadcasting news, soaps and local information in English and Luganda.
The African Boost is provided by Thema, a French company which makes channels from around the world available to European TV providers.
François Thiellet, chief executive 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 Boost builds on TalkTalk TV’s existing world TV packages supplied by Thema, which offer viewers Bollywood, Arabic, Afrikaans and Japanese channels.