Hallmark Channel Africa, "the number 1 international channel in the region," becomes Universal Channel.

Posted: 19 Feb 2010

"In a successful period of growth and expansion, Universal Networks International is now also focusing on harmonizing its TV channels under five revitalized core brands delivering new original, first run content targeted at local audiences around the globe. Hallmark Channel Africa, the number 1 international channel in the region with subscribers approaching 3,7million in total (Africa and South Africa combined), will change its name to Universal Channel on 24th March. Africa is the first market to introduce the new look channel globally. ... [C]ontent premieres will include Monk, Psych, Being Erica season 2 and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit season 8." MultiChoice press release, 18 February 2010.

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