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S. African satcaster gets Ugandan slot

African Broadcast Network to go primetime on WBS

JOHANNESBURG — African Broadcast Network, a South African-based satcaster, has been offered a primetime slot on Uganda’s most watched station, Wavah Broadcasting Services.

WBS is a private TV station broadcasting 24 hours a day to Kampala and its environs. Around 57% of viewers in Uganda watch WBS.

ABN, which operates on a programming for barter basis, will be providing WBS with a package of U.S. sitcoms that include “The Parkers,” “The King of Queens,” “Becker” and “My Wife and Kids,” as well as the NBC-produced soap “Passions” during its slot on WBS.

ABN, which celebrated its first birthday in March this year, says its footprint covers 250 million potential viewers in 10 African countries.

ABN said it plans to extend its reach to 11 Francophone African countries within the next few months.

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