The L.A.-based cable channel The Africa Channel, which showcases TV programming with a focus on Africa, announced today that it has promoted three executives.
Narendra Reddy was promoted to EVP Content & Global Operations (from SVP Programming & Production), Karen Juve to VP Programming & Acquisitions (from Director, Programming & Acquisitions) and Lynneise Joseph to Director of Current Programming (from Manager, Programming).
“Reddy is responsible for providing strategic creative direction and executive representation for all aspects of the company’s activities including production, programming, international distribution and digital initiatives for the network both in the United States as well as in Africa,” the channel said in its announcement. “He has worked more than 15 years in the global media industry. During that time he has overseen the production of multi-platform content for web, television and film. In addition, he has spearheaded marketing and programming/acquisitions activities for television and cable companies as well as business development in the domestic and international media space.”
The announcement also notes: “Juve oversees all program and promotion functions for TAC and its related program services. She curates content from creators and distributors who have programming available to support and enhance the brand for TAC’s linear and digital needs. This includes food, lifestyle, music, travel, dramas and movies from Africa and the Diaspora. She has overseen the acquisition of some of the best television series and movies from the African continent and Diaspora for broadcast in the U.S. and Caribbean. Juve also serves as Production Executive on TAC’s original travel, cooking and lifestyles series, ‘Africa On A Plate,’ ‘”30 min. Tour’ and ‘Top.'”
“Joseph plays a key role in the development and production of current and original programming and also the acquiring and scheduling of content,” the announcement notes. “She joined TAC in 2011 and assisted the network’s rebranding efforts of ‘Travel. Lifestyle. Culture.’ In that role, she was instrumental in launching the network’s digital content strategy with the launch of its first web series, ‘House of Tayo: Journey of a Rwandan Designer.'”
The Africa Channel, which reaches about 10 million homes on systems including Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Cox, features Africa-focuesd television series, specials, documentaries, feature films, music, soaps, biographies, current business analysis and cultural and historical programs.