Reuters launches Africa TV service

Reuters has expanded its television coverage of Africa with the launch of a dedicated daily video feed, Reuters Africa Daily.

It will go out five days a week and will average four stories per day.
It will be scripted in both English and French and provide a full range of news from the continent, including politics, business and foreign investment, arts and culture, sport, science, and lifestyle.

Tony Donovan, managing director of Reuters Television, said: “Reuters has been reporting on Africa since the 1870s, and tries to avoid reporting African stories only when there is disaster. We include the context around a story – showing progress when it is achieved, and giving a wider sense of the issues and countries. We cover all aspects of life in Africa, not just the geopolitical news agenda.

“Both African and global broadcasters have been eager for more varied and balanced news and features from the African continent. Reuters Africa Daily now offers the possibility of accessing quality natural sound video news, which broadcasters are able to edit and adapt for their audiences.”

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