ARISE News Channel Goes Live in South Africa, 9 Others

*With new additions, ARISE News Channel now live in 54 African countries

The Board of Editors of ARISE News Channel has announced that the leading cable news network has gone live in South Africa and in nine other countries in Southern Africa, on Multichoice/DSTV Channel 416.

According to a statement by the Chief of Staff to Chairman/Editor-in-Chief, Fauziya Ali Mohammed, the other nine countries are Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

With the new additions,  Emmy-winning 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.

ARISE News Channel, which marked its 11th anniversary January 31, is Africa’s premier 

broadcaster globally, showcasing the continent in Business, Politics, Technology, Commerce, Science, Sports, Showbusiness and Fashion, while projecting the best of Africa – its peoples and cultures around the world.

“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,” Chairman/Editor-in-Chief Nduka Obaigbena said, while affirming that ARISE News Channel is determined to be launched in all countries around the world.

Obaigbena said: “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.”

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 


The ARISE News Channel is also available to streaming audiences around the world through the ARISE Play platform.

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