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Welcome to AMC!

Welcome!


African Movie Channel (AMC) is a global player in the rapidly expanding African film industry which is now the second largest film industry in the world. African Movie Channel's 24-hour linear channel dedicated to the best Nollywood and African movies and series is available across 14 countries, and is one of the most popular channels in Africa.

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Dazzling Mirage - a film by TUNDE KELANI

Dazzling Mirage - by TUNDE KELANI

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Coming Soon

Dazzling Mirage is a movie and a movement. It aims to help raise awareness about the sickle cell condition and to help people make better informed decisions.

Dazzling Mirage is the story of a talented, beautiful young sickle-cell sufferer who overcomes social stigma, prejudice and her own low self-esteem, to achieve career success, marriage and motherhood.

The Dazzling Mirage cast include Kemi Lala Akindoju, Kunle Afolayan, Taiwo Ajai Lycett, Yomi Fash Lanso, Bimbo Manuel, Ayo Badmus, Tosin Bucknor .

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The Nollywood Phenomenon

Nollywood is the second largest film industry in the world. It produces circa 2,500 movies annually, and is extremely popular with Africans at home and the Diaspora, African-Americans, Afro-Caribbeans, and “African culture fans”.

Currently, Nollywood films significantly outsell Hollywood films in Nigeria and many countries in sub-Saharan Africa; they are available in even the most remote areas of the continent.

New forms of distribution include digital distribution pioneered by the African Movie Channel through its online high quality On-Demand services, and soon, via its Roku channel and iPad app.

African Movie Channel's 24-hour linear channel, AMC24, launched in May 2011, is available in more than 5 million homes across 14 countries. It is one of the most popular channels in Africa.

Nollywood movies are now regularly screened alongside mainstream movies in cinemas in Nigeria, Ghana, the UK and North America. Nollywood films are also receiving wider distribution as more and more Nigerian producers and directors are attending internationally acclaimed film festivals.

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Our Library

Our Library

The African Movie Channel has aggregated a rich content library of several thousands of the best African films from Nollywood, and other African motion picture houses. AMC also has hundreds of hours of popular award-winning African TV series, and other top quality African programs - talk shows, comedies, and more, from all over Africa.

Our movies include classics and award-winning films and major new and recent releases and blockbusters.All content are in English, or sub-titled in English.

We monetise our catalogue through new media formats like online downloads and streaming on a worldwide basis and television syndication.

AMC also licenses African content for TV broadcast all around the world, and for in-flight entertainment use; clients have included Gateway Broadcast, Modern Times Group, Afrotainment Channel in the USA, to mention just a few.

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AUGUST 2014 Highlights
  • NATIVE WARRIORS
    3rd Sunday 16:10 GMT

    A simple harsh word from John (Clem Ohameze) to Enere, the native doctor has caused him an endless penury and suffering. Also starring Ini Edo, Chiwetalu Agu. Prequel to Ahunna The Keke Rider.

     

    OSUOFIA IN BRAZIL
    5th Tuesday 16:35 GMT

    Osuofia uses his dubious intelligence to force his community to send him to Brazil in order to learn their ways and help his community but as always, Osuofia has his own plans. Starring Nkem Owoh, Ngozi Ezeonu. Prequel to Osuofia Returns From Brazil.

     

    BATTLE FOR WEALTH
    7th Thursday 16:40 GMT

    Greg (Mike Ezuruonye) betrays the friendship his family enjoys with the family of Murphy (Jim Iyke) by raping his only sister who suffers the complication from the rape and eventually dies. Murphy is so out for revenge. Prequel to Father's Wealth.

     

    SAWOROIDE
    12th Tuesday 14:20 GMT

    Jogbo kingdom is a community locked in a battle for who takes over as the heir to the throne. Starring Kola Oyewo, Bukky Wright, Kunle Bamtefa.

     

    FEMALE HUNTER
    16th Saturday 16:10 GMT

    The brutal rape of a defenceless mute girl leads to a generational curse of the perpetrator many years later, leading to a father and son to becoming objects of ridicule within their community. Prequel to Papa Ndi Guy. Starring Francis Odega, Uche Ebere Agu.

     

    DEVIL'S CONTRACT
    23rd Saturday 16:00 GMT

    Devil’s Contract delves into the occultist inclinations and assumptions about fame and success in Nollywood. That’s the secret this film exposes. Prequel to The Fallen Angels. Starring Patience Ozokwor, Obi Okoli, Emeka Amakeze.
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    BRIDGE OF HOPE
    28th Thursday 17:05 GMT

    After the loss of her family, a woman feels like her life is over until she meets someone who gives her hope. Before they embark on their life together she receives news that can destroy her new-found happiness. Starring Yemi Blaq, Desmond Elliot, Mbong Amata.

     

    NOLLYWOOD HUSTLERS

    31ST Sunday 15:50 GMT

    A satire on film making in Nigeria. Elvis (Charles Inojie) and Lucky (Ime Bishop Umoh) are two no-good-out-of-work hustlers who want to shoot a film. They enlist the help of Prince Adolphus Akabogwu (Ejike Asiegbu) to sponsor it and the pepper soup joint assistant Scholarstica (Uche Jombo) to feature. But how do they get the A-List actors without paying their exorbitant fee? They then come up with a brilliant plan that leads to severe consequences for the pair. Also starring Monalisa Chinda and Ramsey Nouah.

     

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African Movie Channel's 24-hour linear channel is available on multiple TV platforms in more than 5 million homes across several African countries.

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The channel is dedicated to showing only the best quality movies and series from Nigeria’s Nollywood, and the best from the rest of Africa, and is designed to be offered on various TV platforms across the African continent and beyond.

One of the most popular channels in Africa!

AMC24 is the best channel of its kind there is, because over the years, AMC has built up significant experience from identifying desirable content, and has invaluable access to popular and compelling African content, and contacts in the African media industry.

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In the News...

AMC Launch

African Movie Channel Launches In Nigeria

 

UK based African Movie Channel (AMC), “the world’s first global channel dedicated to the best movies and series from Nigeria’s Nollywood, and the best from the rest of Africa“, held its official Nigeria launch at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos on Sunday 11th August 2013.

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Startimes

African Movie Channel inks carriage deal with StarTimes

African Movie Channel (AMC) has signed a carriage agreement with African DTT operator StarTimes, which will see AMC launching on StarTimes' platform at the start of August.

AMC started in April 2006 as an on-demand service for Nollywood and other top quality African movies in the UK on the then Homechoice pay-TV platform, and evolved into a worldwide on-demand service a year later. This is still a core part of its business, in addition to programming sales to other broadcasters and in-flight entertainment providers; AMC launched its 24-hour linear TV channel in May 2011.

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AMC on Top TV

TopTV adds the African Movie Channel to line-up

 

South African satellite TV platform TopTV has added the African Movie Channel (AMC) to its premium offerings, bringing together quality content from Nollywood and across the continent.

"It is a real coup for TopTV that we have secured a channel of the calibre of AMC for our platform. We are confident that our subscribers will find value in the broadcast and picture quality and enjoy the 24-hour entertainment on offer," Eddie Mbala, interim chief executive, TopTV.

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Zuku Satelite TV

Zuku signs carriage agreement with the African Movie Channel

Zuku, the three-in-one service provider announced that it has signed a carriage agreement with the African Movie Channel (AMC). The deal will see Zuku screen Nollywood and other top quality African movies, and the ongoing agreement will see AMC launching on Zuku at the beginning of February (2012).

Nollywood movies are hugely popular with East African audiences, and the collaboration with AMC demonstrates Zuku’s ongoing commitment to provide content that matters to its subscribers.

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