Sold: The Africa Channel IP Asset Sale


Michael Chamberlain of Chamberlain & Co has appointed Metis Partners to support the marketing and sale of the intellectual property (“IP”) assets belonging to The Africa Channel Limited (in Administration) (“The Africa Channel” or the “Company”), the company behind an African-focused entertainment network.


  • One-Of-A-Kind African-Themed Entertainment Network
  • Vast Media Exposure Through Radio, Newspapers, Social Media and Marketing Partnerships
  • Produced Multiple High Quality African Arts Television Programmes
  • Well-Established Online Presence With Attractive Domain Names
  • Programming Rights For Well-Regarded African Television Shows and Films
  • Unique Radio Jingle

This is a unique opportunity to purchase the IP assets behind a thematic entertainment network.


All offers and requests for more information should be submitted by email directly to Aylin Dzhafer ( and Morven Fraser ( The deadline for offers is set on Wednesday, 28th September 2016, at noon.


The Africa Channel was a unique and well-regarded African-focused entertainment network. The channel was created with the aim to offer fresh perspectives on the African continent, its people and cultures.  Incorporated in 2008, the Company aired a number of African-themed television shows and films, including several programmes produced by the in-house production team.

Since launch, The Africa Channel had developed a strong following. It attracted more than 370k views in a week in February 2015 and in a week in May 2015, the channel had a share of 0.06% of all viewing time on British television.

To date the Company has received a significant amount of media coverage from a number of newspapers including the Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Daily Mail and The South African. The Company has also benefitted from media partnerships with organisations including Virgin Media, Fairtrade, Tate, The Economist and the Royal African Society.

This opportunity is likely to be of interest to those operating in areas including, but not limited to, film and television programme distribution, media networks, tourism and hospitality, African governmental bodies, African-focussed NGOs and organisations looking to expand into the continent.

“The Africa Channel, Something To Be Welcomed With Ululations And Praise Songs…”

The Sunday Times

“A Fascinating New Series About The Movers And Shakers In The African Art World”


“Elegant Drama About The First African Athlete
To Win Olympic Gold”

The Daily Mail

“African Film
Is Transforming
Continent’s Image
Of Itself”

The Guardian

“Scandinavian Drama Is
So 2012
– Africa Is Where It’s At”



  • Goodwill in The Africa Channel brand
  • Registered trade mark
  • Branded domain names and website content
  • Programming rights
  • Radio jingle
  • Organisational knowledge
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