(Ecofin Agency) – In Senegal, Dunyaa TV Channel (Dtv) now will broadcast the BBC Africa. The first broadcast of the programme “BBC News” will be at 18:30 on Monday, July 18, 2016. This will be the beginning of a partnership that local chain Dtv has established with the world media, the BBC.
Three other African BBC news programmes are announced on Dtv, notably the TV news of 15 minutes devoted to major news files. On Saturday, the magazine “BBC Eco” will broadcast news the African and international economic world. Finally, on Sunday, the “BBC Hebdo” programme will allow viewers to follow the news summary of the week. The beginning of the partnership will be marked by a special edition of “BBC News” on Monday with the news menu from Senegal, reports on the Senegalese wrestling and submission of a new mobile phone application designed by a Senegalese.
One of the partnership’s objectives is to give visibility to Senegal in programmes that the British company BBC broadcasts worldwide. “The share of Senegal is important for our audience results,” says Hervé Yonkeu, editor of the BBC Africa. Apart from the content provided by teams from Dtv, the Dakar office of the BBC will continue to cover and analyse current events from Senegal, Africa and the world.
The Director General of the DTv channel Jupiter Diagne is delighted that his channel has been chosen as a partner for the BBC in this project. He said it is a “more for the credibility” of Dtv. The BBC has already established similar partnerships in Cameroon, Niger or in DR Congo.