About AMC

African Movie Channel is well known for its superb Nollywood movies and compelling content catalogue. Over the years, through its three channels – African Movie Channel (AMC), AMC Series and Nolly Africa, has maintained an international presence in its mission to entertain its viewers. The channel is wholly owned by African Movie Channel Limited UK.

2006 - African Movie Channel started operations as a global player in the rapidly expanding African film industry, AMC are a media company of many firsts; one being Europe’s first channel dedicated to top quality Nollywood and other African movies.

2007 - AMC pioneered the online digital distribution of Nollywood movies and drama series at full-screen DVD quality as standard, and through launching its worldwide online On-Demand channel launched and a partnership with British Telecom (BT) on its BT Vision Download Store.

2011 - AMC launched its 24-hour African movies and series linear channel, African Movie Channel, playing directly out of London. The channels mission is dedicated to showing only the best quality movies and series from Nigeria’s Nollywood, and from the rest of Africa.

2014 - AMC launched a second 24-hour linear channel, African Movie Channel Series (AMC Series) AMC Series is a premium African entertainment channel showcasing the best and award-winning TV soaps, comedy and drama from Nigeria.

2015 - Following the success of the AMC series channel, A new deal with StarTimes was signed. The 24-hour channel was made available to StarTimes’ five million subscribers across 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

2016 - AMC officially launched the AMC series channel on Tanzania based platform, Azam TV. The move meant that Azam TV subscribers were able to watch Nollywood and other premium African content via satellite in Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Ghana.

2018 - AMC had at least 20 exclusively owned movies added to its library, AMC continued to make developments in the film industry since the launch of its own productions in 2016. The birth of AMCOP demonstrated AMC’s dedication and passion for excellent African storytelling by home-grown talent.

2020 - AMC launches the World’s First HD Nollywood Channel, AMC has from the beginning been a premium 24-hour African movie channel, showcasing the best in Nollywood movies, and African content; from AMC’s own original and exclusive movies (AMCOP) to the latest cinema release blockbusters for the whole family, all in brilliant High Definition.

2021 - AMC moves into the FAST space (Free, Ad-Supported Streaming TV) on the Freeview digital-terrestrial platform in the UK. AMC becomes the first Nollywood channel to be distributed on connected Freeview boxes and TVs via Channelbox. Connected Freeview is available in more than 13 million households in the UK.

2022 - AMC continues to make strides in the African film industry, by signing a deal with DistroScale. Nolly Africa HD will be AMC’s FAST channel on the DistroTV platform for broadcast worldwide. Nolly Africa HD is available for free across a wide array of connected TV and mobile devices, as well as on the DistroTV website, to bring the magnetizing world of Nollywood to the homes of millions.