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Africa Channel to launch HD version

The U.S. based Africa Channel announced today it will be launching an HD version of the channel August 1, 2010. 'In keeping with the technological advancements in television, The Africa Channel wants to meet the growing needs and desires of our audience by providing them with the high quality viewing experience that HD programming has to offer,' said Bob Reid, EVP and GM of the network. 'Besides, Africa looks great in HD!' As part of the launch, the channel also announced a new line up of original series and specials including the one-hour special African Ancestry which uses DNA to determine the ancestry of African American celebrities. Also on the slate is African Literary Giants looking at some of Africa's best known authors; African Art, a 13-part series on traditional and contemporary African art and a collection of shorts by African first time filmmakers Focus Features Presents: Africa First.
May 10, 2010

The U.S. based Africa Channel announced today it will be launching an HD version of the channel August 1, 2010. ‘In keeping with the technological advancements in television, The Africa Channel wants to meet the growing needs and desires of our audience by providing them with the high quality viewing experience that HD programming has to offer,’ said Bob Reid, EVP and GM of the network. ‘Besides, Africa looks great in HD!’ As part of the launch, the channel also announced a new line up of original series and specials including the one-hour special African Ancestry which uses DNA to determine the ancestry of African American celebrities. Also on the slate is African Literary Giants looking at some of Africa’s best known authors; African Art, a 13-part series on traditional and contemporary African art and a collection of shorts by African first time filmmakers Focus Features Presents: Africa First.

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