NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) and African pay-TV operator StarTimes today announced the launch of DreamWorks – the 24-hour channel dedicated to kids and family entertainment – on the StarTimes platform across Sub-Saharan Africa. Part of NBCUIN’s portfolio of channels, the DreamWorks channel will be available from August 3, bringing the best in animated TV series to African viewers.
“Collaborating with StarTimes on bringing DreamWorks channel’s award-winning shows and beloved characters to Sub-Saharan Africa is a key milestone for our business,” commented Lee Raftery, Managing Director, NBCUIN EMEA. “We look forward to bringing young viewers the DreamWorks experience, with its compelling slate of adventurous and imaginative animated series, all in one family destination.”
Lily Meng, head of StarTimes Media Division, said, “We are excited to bring DreamWorks to Africa. This launch demonstrates our continuous commitment to providing premium content to African families. And it comes at a very timely moment, while most kids and parents are staying home.”
DreamWorks Animation is recognized the world over for its inventive, animated storytelling and beloved characters. The DreamWorks channel brings these fan-favorite heroes to the small screen to star in their own Emmy Award-winning original TV series for the whole family. Now, with the launch of the channel on StarTimes, viewers can look forward to the channel’s signature series including Dragons: Race To The Edge, All Hail King Julien and The Adventures of Puss in Boots as well as Dinotrux and Noddy Toyland Detective.