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Discovery’s female skewed entertainment channel Real Time is launching across Africa on the StarTimes digital TV platform.

real time logo 16 April 2019It will accompany the network’s Discovery Family channel on the TV platform, which has been carrying it since December 2018. Chinese company StarTimes also carries Discovery's true-crime network, Investigation Discovery (ID) in Africa.

"At Discovery we are always looking for ways to bring our globally-loved content and brands to new audiences," said Amanda Turnbull, vice president and general manager for Discovery in Africa and the Middle East.

"Expanding our portfolio with StarTimes to include the launch of Real Time and Discovery Family means we now offer their customers an enhanced mix of entertaining content for the whole family - from popular lifestyle programming on Real Time, fun edutainment on Discovery Family, to engaging real-life storytelling on ID"

Lily Meng, deputy GM of StarTimes media division said: ”At StarTimes we are excited to include more channels on our network from a global brand. We believe these new options will provide our customers with an exciting new mix of content which will allow customers more choice and value”.

Discovery Real Time is also carried free-to-air by direct-to-home platform DStv in South Africa.

Discovery has also appointed Apricot Africa Consulting to represent the channel in key territories across East, Central and West Africa. Under the appointment, Apricot will expand upon the commercial opportunities offered by Real Time in these key markets, such as spot sale advertising, sponsorships and brand partnerships. Viacom International Media Networks Africa will continue to represent Real Time in South Africa, as well as Discovery's wider commercial channel portfolio.