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ALTV is a revolutionary new digital video channel, bringing more exciting and relevant video content to technologically underserved areas around the world.
Now the fastest growing digital TV channel in the Middle East and North Africa, with expansions soon planned for South America and Sub-Saharan Africa, ALTV is filling a major gap in these markets by giving millions of viewers access to local, high-quality content that reflects their culture, interests and aspirations.
Blurring the lines between users and content creators, ALTV features a pulsating mix of lifestyle content covering consumer interests from comedy and music to beauty, travel, sport-related chat and gossip. It is fast becoming the number one channel for a growing audience that is increasingly shunning traditional television channels in favour of more relevant, locally-made content designed to be enjoyed and engaged with via a smartphone.
ALTV was launched earlier this year by technology, media and telecoms (TMT) entrepreneur, David C. McCourt, chairman and CEO of investment group Granahan McCourt Capital. An Emmy award-winning TV producer, McCourt has an extensive career in TV, well known for producing the hit American children's television series Reading Rainbow, as well as prime time documentaries with Angelina Jolie in Tanzania and Michael Douglas in Sierra Leone. Over the past 30 years, McCourt has also been a transformational force across TMT industries, building a global reputation for his work helping to bring technological firsts to underserved markets. He was responsible for bringing the first competitive telephone and TV landscape to Mexico and built the first competitive telecom network in America with Corporate Communications Network, which was merged into MFS to create MFS/McCourt. MFS was later sold to WorldCom for $14.3bn.