First Iranian TV channel for Africa

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Tehran (ISNA) - The satellite television channel Hausa TV has begun its experimental activities as the first Iranian television channel for Africa.

“The network, which works under the supervision of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting World Service, has begun its activities in the virtual world and social networks in the first phase. After a short while, the satellite broadcasting of Hausa TV will go on stream in Hausa and English languages,” the director of the satellite television channel Hausa TV Mohammad Reza Hatami said.

“The network’s programs will include different shows, documentaries, news, reports as well as movies and series,” he added.

The Hausa language is a Chadic language spoken in West Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan, Togo and Togo. Approximately 50-60 million, or 70 million, of people have mastery of the language to varying degrees, of which between 251 and 34 million2 are mother tongues.

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