NBCUniversal’s DreamWorks Channel Launches in Sub-Saharan Africa

NBCUniversal International Networks, a unit of Comcast’s NBCUniversal, has teamed with African pay TV operator StarTimes to bring its DreamWorks network, featuring DreamWorks Animation content dedicated to kids and family entertainment, to sub-Saharan Africa.

The two broadcasters said the DreamWorks channel which is available from Monday brings the best in animated TV series to African viewers.

Lily Meng, head of StarTimes Media Division, said they are excited to bring DreamWorks to Africa.

This launch demonstrates our continuous commitment to providing premium content to African families. And it comes at a very timely moment, while most kids and parents are staying home.

Lily Meng, head of StarTimes Media Division

The new channel offers quality animation and storytelling, taking viewers on fantastical adventures as they come face to face with more dragons than anyone has ever imagined in Dragons: Race To The Edge; while in Madagascar, the party continues with the world-famous dancing lemur, in All Hail King Julien.

Lee Raftery, managing director, NBCUniversal International Networks, EMEA said the partnership with StarTimes on bringing DreamWorks channel’s shows and beloved characters to Sub-Saharan Africa is a key milestone for the business.

We look forward to bringing young viewers the DreamWorks experience, with its compelling slate of adventurous and imaginative animated series, all in one family destination.

Lee Raftery, managing director, NBCUniversal International Networks, EMEA

According to StarTimes, viewers can join adrenaline-fueled snail, Turbo, and his snail crew in Turbo FAST, and follow the world’s favorite feline hero, Puss, as he protects the hidden city of San Lorenzo in The Adventures Of Puss In Boots. Enditem

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