More catch-up. MSNBC announced Thursday that the network would be available in Southern Africa beginning Monday…
Beginning Monday, November 19, Southern Africa will have the ability to view America’s fastest growing news channel, MSNBC when it begins distribution on Free2View TV as its exclusive news provider.
Free2View, as the name implies, is Southern Africa’s only free to air satellite television platform; providing broadcasters and rights holders with a stable, advertising funded platform to deliver their content to the millions in the region who had been previously excluded from these global content streams.
“This expansion is integral to NBC News’ commitment to growing its business internationally,” said Steve Capus, President of NBC News. “The opportunities are limitless and as MSNBC continues to grow and thrive within the US, the timing is right for us to increase its global presence as well.”
“MSNBC – led by Keith Olberman - is witnessing double digit growth nationally and this momentum is allowing us to take advantage of these global opportunities,” said Adam Jones, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NBC News. “We’ve set an aggressive plan to increase the global reach of this news division and this distribution deal will insure that more people – now worldwide – will get their news from NBC News.”