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A+E Networks to promote African heritage

The A + E Networks is to promote the history of Africa continent and the various Rican origins who have made history to the world and Africans

The A + E Networks channel which made up of History, CI and Lifetime on DStv and GOtv plan to project African value because the continent has a lot tell showcase to the world.

At a news conference held at the ongoing MultiChoice Africa content extravaganza in Mauritius it was announced that two revelatory OJ Simpson documentaries will be broadcast on A+E Networks channel Crime + Investigation (CI) Africa this October. 

The programs are part of a global release to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the verdict in one of most publicised murder trials in US history.

The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story will be premiering on the 6 October, 2015 and O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes on the 13 October, 2015 are based on exclusive and largely never-before-heard recordings of OJ Simpson and others involved in both the criminal and the civil case brought against one of America’s biggest stars. 

These two shows are the tent-poles in an exciting upcoming season across the A+E Networks portfolio unveiled today at Multichoice Africa’s Extravaganza, in Mauritius.

Anthea Petersen, A+E Networks Regional Director for Africa said “this season A+E Networks is boosting its strong pipeline of hit US franchises with two exclusive, compelling, OJ Simpson documentaries on CI and our first African commission for Lifetime. Our investment in the best global and local content guarantees a fantastic choice of great entertainment for DStv viewers in the months ahead.”

Petersen also announced the opening of A+E Networks’ first African office this week in Johannesburg, South Africa.

A+E Networks is investing in its first African commission for Lifetime as the entertainment channel celebrates its first birthday, with ratings up 50% quarter on quarter.

Factual entertainment channel the History has the exclusive TV rights to Idris Elba: Mandela, My Dad & Me, a non-scripted film that follows Golden Globe-winning actor Idris Elba on a journey of self-discovery after starring in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.  

The documentary, to be broadcast on History this December, brings to life a remarkable personal story combined with the musical culture and history of South Africa.

High-octane motoring show Fifth Gear also returns for a new series on History, with a special episode filmed on the stunning roads of South Africa.

Other highlights in the upcoming schedule include local commission Pawn Stars SA, the African spin-off of global hit franchise Pawn Stars, which returns for a second series on HISTORY with more fascinating finds, stories and characters from Johannesburg’s Cash Inn pawn shop.  The series is due to air in early 2016.


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