Member Participant

The Africa Channel, Inc

Main Contact:

Dean Cates


Mission Statement:

The Africa Channel is a Black-Owned, Black-Targeted and mission driven media company which has been serving the Black Community for over 19 years. Our mission is to both entertain and educate American audiences about contemporary Africa, it’s people and their important role in shaping Black Communities worldwide.

Unique Point of Difference:

The Africa Channel distinguishes itself as the foremost U.S.-based television network committed to presenting contemporary life on the African continent and throughout its Diaspora. By showcasing a wide range of premium original productions, feature films, documentaries, television series, and cultural programs from across the African continent, The Africa Channel offers American viewers an authentic and nuanced perspective of the global Black experience that goes beyond stereotypes and conventional narratives. This focus not only bridges cultural gaps but also deepens connections to the continent and enriches the American media landscape with underrepresented voices and stories.

Type of media company:

Video, Cable TV

Programatic Ready:

Focused segment:






Our flagship linear cable network broadcasts premium lifestyle and entertainment programming and is available in the US to over 16.5M households on Comcast, Cox and Charter.


Partnership and Sponsorship Opportunities Available:

On-Air we have several evergreen and quarterly partner opportunities designed to amplify key holidays and cultural moments and help brands create deeper relationships with our audiences. A few of these opportunities have been outlined in the 23-24 planning deck.