Media group Canal + and publishing giant Editis announced on Monday the launch of the first French-language educational channel in French-speaking Africa, called Nathan TV.
Intended for students from CE1 to CM2, Nathan TV will be offering French and mathematics lessons of 13 or 26 minutes, every day, from Thursday, in connection with the school programs of each class level.
These lessons, presented and explained by a teacher, are an extension of those given at school to learn, revise or consolidate knowledge.
Throughout the year, Nathan TV adapts to the school rhythm with revision sessions before the end of term exams and preparation for the start of the school year during the period July-August, write Canal + and Editis in a joint press release.
“All Canal + subscribers will be able to benefit from this unique educational channel in the African landscape,” according to the media group’s statement.
With its “Canal + bouquets” offer (more than 200 channels, radios and services), Canal + is the leading pay-TV operator in French-speaking Africa and has nearly 6 million subscribers at the end of December 2020, according to its 2020 annual report. In total, the Canal + group has 21.8 million subscribers worldwide.
Canal + and Editis are both part of media giant Vivendi, controlled by French billionaire Vincent Bolloré.
Editions Nathan, active for more than fifty years on the African continent, belong to Editis.
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