April 4, 2016

Dubai, April 4th, 2016 - MOBY GROUP, a leading media and entertainment company, today announced the launch of a new Ethiopian-focused TV channel, “Kana TV”. Kana TV is a joint-venture between local co-founders who hold extensive experience in production, media and entertainment and MOBY GROUP.

Kana is an Ethiopian focused general entertainment, free-to-air, satellite TV channel bringing international standard programming to the Ethiopian public. This new channel is managed by an outstanding team of Ethiopians based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and will deliver compelling programming tailored especially towards its Ethiopian audiences.

Kana TV has partnered with BeMedia, a 100% Ethiopian owned local production entity led by Zeresenay Berhane Mehari, a Kana TV co-founder and noted filmmaker. Across BeMedia and Kana TV, the team is now composed of over 100 Ethiopians, mostly young ambitious graduates from Ethiopia’s top fine arts universities.

The initial offerings will be a mix of localized content dubbed into Amharic and originally produced programming. Available on Nilesat frequency 12226, Kana has plenty to delight and inspire a new generation of proud, enthusiastic and ambitious Ethiopians.

Kana TV’s co-founders and investors are proud “….to invest significantly in the deep talent pool of Ethiopia and help build together a new generation of quality offerings that will be appreciated and valued around the world.”

KANA TV will be available on the following Satellites:

NileSat 102 (7 degree W)

Frequency: 12226 / Polarization: Horizontal
Symbol Rate: 27.500 - FEC: 3/4

For media enquiries or interviews, please contact Hailu Teklehaimanot onhailu.teklehaimano@kanatelevision.com

ABOUT KANA TV
Kana TV is an Ethiopian general entertainment, free-to-air, satellite TV channel bringing international standard programming to the Ethiopian population. We broadcast exclusively in Amharic to ensure that our programs have the broadest relevance.

www.kanatelevision.com

ABOUT MOBY GROUP
MOBY Group owns and operates 17 businesses across South and Central Asia and the Middle East. MOBY also holds an award-winning TV production content company, Kaboora Production, with Sundance Film Festival and Seoul Drama Festival award winning content as well as Emmy-nominated content. 21st Century Fox is a minority shareholder of the MOBY Group.