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‘First African pop-up children’s channel’

KELVIN KACHINGWE, Bel Ombre, Mauritius
MULTICHOICE Africa and Turner Broadcasting will be aiming at making African television history this summer when families all over the continent will be able to celebrate their summer holiday break with a first African pop-up children’s channel.
The channel to be called ‘Hoolee’ is expected to boost the festive holidays with surprising shows and outstanding content on DStv Premium.
From December 1 until January 31, subscribers can relax with their family’s favourite characters over the summer holidays with exclusive rights to this ground-breaking, eight-week long family channel that will join Turner’s existing children’s channels – Boomerang and Cartoon Network – on DStv.
The continent’s very first pop-up children’s channel will be built around a selection of the very best shows from Turner and Warner Brothers productions as well as exclusive acquisitions, which will include premieres of the latest and very best in children and family entertainment.
“Imagine laughing, sharing surprising adventures and celebrating the summer holidays with your children every day. This is what the pop-up channel has in store for the whole family” says MultiChoice Africa chief executive officer Tim Jacobs said during the content showcase here.
Pierre Branco, vice-president and managing director of Turner Africa added: “Hoolee will offer to the whole family programmes that they have always enjoyed, as well as new and refreshing, exclusive shows and movies. The range of programming is truly amazing.”
Turner Broadcasting System International operates versions of core brands including CNN, TNT, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and TCM, as well as country- and region-specific networks and businesses in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific. It teams with Warner Bros. and HBO to leverage Time Warner’s global reach. TBS operates more than 170 channels showcasing 32 brands in 37 languages in over 200 countries.

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