The new deals align with TAC Studios' commitment to presenting contemporary stories, authentic voices, and quality productions reflecting the African experience worldwide.
TAC Studios, the production arm of The Africa Channel, has concluded deals for several of its lifestyle shows to global broadcast and digital networks including OSN and Discovery Networks in the Middle East.
Other networks include Tastemade (USA), SBS Food (Australia), Radio Television Brunei (RTB) and SABC (South Africa). The deals follow previous agreements with Urban Movie Channel (USA) and Emirates Airlines.
Fred Media, a leading content distribution company and part of the WTFN group, was responsible for securing several of the distribution deals.
The TAC Studios’ licensed lifestyle content includes Minjiba Entertains (Discovery Networks, SBS Food and Tastemade), Africa On A Plate (SBS Food), May’s Kitchen (SBS Food, RTB, and OSN), Amah Knows Best (SABC), and World Wide Nate (UMC).
In addition, TAC Studios will continue to license a programmed channel on Emirates Airlines. The new deals align with TAC Studios’ commitment to presenting contemporary stories, authentic voices, and quality productions reflecting the African experience worldwide.
“We are delighted by the reception our shows are receiving by leading global networks as the demand for African content continues to increase with international audiences,” said Brendan Gabriel, Vice-President, Production, TAC Studios. “These licensing deals continue to support our mission to develop and produce content, both scripted and unscripted, that bring Africa, its stories, and heritage to global audiences.”
“As a leading content licensing company, we are happy to facilitate the distribution of TAC Studios content to global audiences,” said Roger Vanderspikken, Chief Operation Officer, Fred Media. “With an increasing relevance and demand for premium African and multicultural content, TAC Studios is a great partner in enabling us to fulfil this demand.”