African TV Network Premieres July 31st

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African TV Network premieres with 'Freedom Inside The Walls' July 31 in Baltimore, MD market.

African TV Network will debut in the Baltimore, Maryland, television market July 31 with a broadcast of the popular African documentary "Freedom Inside The Walls."

This original broadcast will be seen on Comcast cable channel 82 in Baltimore County on Monday and Saturday at 7 p.m., also on Baltimore city cable channel 79 Monday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and on Washington, DC cable channel 77 at 5 p.m. on Monday and Saturday.

"Freedom Inside the Walls" was shot in the African nations of Benin, Kenya and Malawi. The documentary provides disturbing footage of prison conditions in these countries, conditions which are common to many other prisons in Africa. More than one million people are in prison in Africa.

"The program highlights the challenges poor people encounter while trying to get justice under their legal systems," Clement Afforo, founder of the African TV Network, said.

African TV Network plans to bring a wide variety of television programming produced in Africa to America's east coast. "We feel Africa suffers here from an extreme lack of accurate media coverage. Most Americans have a negative view of Africa, but that's mostly because they know very little about the continent's peoples and cultures. When we bring Africa's popular television programs to the U.S., people discover a much more accurate picture of this dynamic, exciting, and important region of the world," Afforo said.

Currently the network has scheduled a variety of comedies and soaps along with news, sports, ans public affairs coverage. All programming originates from Africa.

The core audience for programs on the African TV Network are the growing communities of African immigrants living in the United States. Large audiences of African-Americans and Caribbean communities have also shown intense interest.

Advertising availabilities for upcoming shows can be viewed and reserved by contacting the network through their site at "you'll find our spot rates are very affordable and packed with value. We do this so local businesses can easily afford to reach our important new audiences," Afforo said.


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