London, 22 April 2021 – Euronews and Africanews launch on Freeview 271 via the Channelbox platform.

Euronews, Europe’s leading international news channel expands its UK presence by launching its English and Russian language editions via Channelbox on Freeview 271.

Its sister channel, Africanews, the only independent international multilingual news channel made for Africa, will also launch via Channelbox as the pan-African network celebrates this month its fifth anniversary.

Euronews in English is already available on Sky and Virgin Media, whileEuronews in Russian and Africanews are making their UK debut on the biggest TV platform in the country. .

 “Channelbox is about diversity of cultures and languages delivering TV channels to the multiple communities living in the UK. Channelbox already offers a number of African focused TV channels such as AMC and Vox Africa and we are thrilled to add Africanews to the lineup and celebrate its 5th anniversary on air”, said Tanya Kronfli, Channelbox business development. 

“We are thrilled to increase our reach in the UK thanks to our partnership with Channelbox, helping UK viewers stay connected to what is going on in Europe via Euronews, and to the African continent via Africanews. We have noticed, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, an increased demand for our channels across the globe as viewers are hungry for quality independent fact-based journalism that has been our hallmark for almost three decades”, said Maxime Carboni, director of worldwide distribution at Euronews.

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