Africa Channel Lands On MetroCast Cable


The Africa Channel has reached an affiliate deal with Harron Communications for the provider to carry the network on its MetroCast Cable Systems, serving students at Mississippi State University.

The network is available on channel 40 of the system's basic package tier, reaching students at the university. Deal terms were not disclosed.

"The Africa Channel gives students at Mississippi State University a daily window into the true beauty and culture of Africa," said Bob Reid, executive vice president and general manager of The Africa Channel, in a statement. "The channel is an essential tool in presenting exclusive content and raising awareness about all things Africa and we are excited to showcase our high-quality array of first-run programming to the students."

Notd MetroCast general manager, Bob Marsh: "We are delighted to add The Africa Channel to the basic package of cable programming that is provided to students of Mississippi State University. By offering The Africa Channel, MetroCast and the University continue our commitment to offering high quality, relevant programming that meets the diverse needs and interests of the students we serve."