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DreamWorks Network Launches in Sub-Saharan Africa by NBCUniversal

NBCUniversal International Networks, a unit of Comcast’s NBCUniversal, has teamed with African pay TV operator StarTimes to bring its DreamWorks network to sub-Saharan Africa, featuring children’s and family entertainment content from DreamWorks Animation.

The two broadcasters said African viewers receive the best in animated TV series from the DreamWorks channel which is available from Monday.

StarTimes Media Division head, Lily Meng said they ‘re excited to bring DreamWorks to Africa.

This launch demonstrates our ongoing commitment to giving African families premium content. And it comes at a very timely moment, while the majority of children and parents stay home.
Lily Meng, head of media division StarTimes

The new channel offers quality animation and storytelling, taking viewers on fantastic adventures as they face-to – face with more dragons than anyone has ever imagined in Dragons: Race To The Edge; while the party continues with the world-famous dance lemur in Madagascar, in All Hail King Julien.

Lee Raftery, managing director of NBCUniversal International Networks, EMEA said the partnership with StarTimes to bring the shows and beloved characters on the DreamWorks channel to Sub-Saharan Africa was a crucial milestone for the company.

We are looking forward to introducing the DreamWorks experience to young audiences, with its compelling lineup of exciting and creative animated films, all in one family destination.
Lee Raftery, Managing Director, regional networks NBCUniversal, EMEA

According to StarTimes, viewers in Turbo Quick will join adrenaline-fueled snail, Turbo, and his snail team and follow the world’s favorite feline hero, Puss, as he defends San Lorenzo ‘s secret city in The Adventures Of Puss In Boots. Update