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TNT Africa is here!

Lights, camera, action! TV screens all over Africa will never be the same again as Turner ushers in a new era. African audiences can prepare themselves to re-imagine TV through TNT, a young, fresh and entertainment-filled offering for the entire family.

On 21 September, TCM – Powered by Movies revealed its slick new look which promises an immersive experience, providing creative and relevant programming specially tailored for African fans. TNT is the culmination of TCM’s move to refresh its brand image and adapt its brand positioning; the channel moved away from its former global positioning in favour of a more bold and appealing positioning of the ‘American blockbuster channel’.

‘The TCM brand has had a strong classic association which doesn’t reflect the actual brand proposition, or deliver the right message, to our African audiences. Even though we have listened to our viewers and worked hard towards modernising the image of the channel, there was still a strong association of the TCM brand to “classic Hollywood silver screen productions”,’ said Guillermo Farré, Head of General Entertainment for Turner in Southern Europe & Africa. ‘We therefore, decided to switch TCM to TNT to fully reflect the new brand identity and perspective in line with our American blockbuster programming strategy.’

In the EMEA market, TNT is one of the best performing, and well-known, general entertainment brands in the world, being one of the top TV brands in the US, Latin Amarica, Asia and Europe. In South Africa, TNT Africa will inherit TCM’s audience of 6 753 545 viewers every month, consisting of a slightly male skew and a growing number of viewers in the 25-49 age range, particularly amongst black Africans.

As 21 September, TNT has unleashed an action-driven, pulse-raising slate, mixed with romantic gems and hilarious comedy aimed to keep its African audiences glued to their screens!

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