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National Geographic to focus on Africa

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National Geographic to focus on Africa

National Geographic Channel (NGC) is introducing a television series, titled Africa. Filmed over two years and across 16 countries, Africa will premiere in India on September 17, 2001. The series, which is of eight hours, will be telecast in eight episodes.

According to NGC, the series presents Africa through the eyes of its people. ``Captivating personal stories offers an intimate glimpse of life on the African continent as it is lived today, in cities, towns and rural villages. The series conveys the epic scale, power and beauty of the land and the heroism and dignity of the people who shape its future,'' a press release said.

India, according to NGC, is the fastest growing markets. Currently, the channel is available in 18 million households in India.


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