Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa has broadened its
entertainment offering on DStv across Africa with the launch of two new 24-hour family channels from Nickelodeon, Nick Jr and Nicktoons.
With both channels premiering on September 30, VIMN Africa now delivers more TV channels than any other international media company with a total of eight distinct entertainment brands including MTV, MTV Base, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and VH1 Classic.
Nick Jr, will launch on DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact bouquets on channel 307 and will provide safe and entertaining viewing, reinforcing positive messaging to pre-schoolers between the
ages of 3-5 years old. This channel promises to keep the young ones glued to their screens with familiar friends such as Dora the Explorer, Bubble Guppies, Go, Diego, Go! and Paw Patrol, with a host of brand new series due to launch in 2015, including Dora & Friends, Blaze and the Monster Machines, and Shimmer & Shine.
Additionally, Nicktoons, which will be available on channel 308, will offer a mix of current and classic programmes appealing to the 4-9 years age group, and the entire family. Available to DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact subscribers, it will feature series from
Nickelodeon´s famous animation library including The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, T.U.F.F. Puppy, Back to the Barnyard, Avatar, Fanboy & Chum Chum, and timeless favorites such as Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.
Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, VIMN Africa said: “We are delighted to partner with MultiChoice to strengthen our kids and family offering in Africa. Nick Jr. and Nicktoons provide
the perfect complement to our existing entertainment, music, comedy, and kids and family channels.”
In support of the partnership Nico Meyer, MultiChoice Africa CEO added that the three new channels will give DStv customers an even wider variety of entertainment options. “Our DStv customers will no doubt be delighted that kids will be entertained for hours with the great shows on Nick Jr. and Nicktoons. We want to add channels that fill a gap in
our entertainment offering with ones we know our subscribers will love to watch.”
To connect with Nick Jr. and Nicktoons, go to www.nickelodeonafrica.com, like Nickelodeon on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NickelodeonAfrica or follow Nickelodeon on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nickafrica.