African Youth Channel to Launch on the ICDB


ABC – A Pan African Children and Youth Channel will launch on 7 March 2010 (The International Children’s Day of Broadcasting) in Lagos, Nigeria. It will launch on the MiTV Platforms of radio and television and be syndicated to all Nigerian networks.

The press release says “ABC will focus on high-quality media for children and youth in Africa and the Diaspora…In keeping with the Africa Charter on Children’s Broadcasting, ABC will offer diverse programming that is relevant, positive and re-affirming: information, education and entertainment.”

In honor of the ICDB, the channel will broadcast for 24 hours on its launch and then continue forward with 6 hours of youth programming on Saturdays and Sundays.

No further news yet about the channel, specific programming and hours or availability in other markets.


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2 Responses to “African Youth Channel to Launch on the ICDB”

  1. twosi Says:

    That’s great to hear.

    Am a young women activist in Uganda called Rosemary the Founder of The Women Support Initiative (TWOSI).

    How can weend in our ideas to the station so thatalso our voice in Uganda is represented.

    The Vision of My Organization is A Fair community where vulnerable women control their own lives,their basic rights are achieved and the social economic justice is sustained.

    I will be glad to hear back from you.

    Best Regards,

    Rosemary .N
    P.O Box 589
    Masaka- Uganda
    Tel: +256 703 266 915


    ABC will launch on 7 March and can be seen on the DSTV Channel 135 and local terrestrial on MITV in Nigeria. We will broadcast 7 Live Round Table Discussions on the 7 March focussing on Media and Children/ Youth related issues including Regulation,Advertising, Nollywood (Nigeri’a foremost Feature Film Industry), ICDB, Sport and the FIFA World Cup to be hosted in South Africa. Join us in celebrating Africa’s children’s media.

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