The Africa Channel and The Africa Channel UK are American English language Television channels that feature programming from Africa. They are intended to give viewers a taste of the best English-language programming from the African continent. Programming includes: News, documentaries, music, series, specials, feature films, music, cultural programs and more. One of the key investors of The Africa Channel is well-known NBA player Dikembe Mutombo, who is of Congolese descent.
The African Channel is independently owned and operated and it launched on September 2005. In September 2007, a UK version of the channel was launched and it is currently available on Sky Digital.
The channel launched in high definition on August 1, 2010. Multichannel News May 12, 2010
The African Channel is an associate member of the Caribbean Cable Cooperative