The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) News has announced a new partnership with EDAN to broadcast the BBC Africa Eye in French. As a result, BBC Africa eye will become available for the first time in the following African countries, namely: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Congo, DR Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, The Gambia, Gabon, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Tunisia.
EDAN is a pan-African television station that broadcasts to women and youth across the African continent. The station, which began broadcasting in 2015, is available on Canal Plus Afrique, a satellite subscription-based service broadcast to over 20 African countries. The channel features films, music, and documentaries targeted to African consumers across Sub-Saharan Africa.
The award-winning investigative strand BBC Africa Eye has built a network of qualified investigative journalists across Africa to deliver high-impact investigations. Since its inception four years ago, the investigative series has earned a reputation for holding power to account.
“EDAN viewers will be able to watch BBC Africa Eye, a high-quality BBC show that will be a great addition to our schedule,” stated Evelyn Accrombessi, CEO of EDAN. We are quite pleased with our discussions with the BBC teams and their availability and responsiveness in establishing this partnership. We hope that this marks the start of a long and fruitful partnership between the BBC and EDAN.”
“This partnership reaches new audiences across Francophone Africa, offering them access to BBC’s primetime investigative series,” Anne Marie Nwaobasi, Business Development Manager, BBC World Service, said. Original and high-impact BBC investigations from across Africa are featured on BBC Africa Eye. This award-winning program is now available on EDAN to audiences in additional parts of Africa.”