As of 1 February, TNT Africa, home of the best contemporary and Hollywood blockbusters, will be revealing its 2021 channel refresh packed with an exciting slate of tailor-made shows and content that will keep African audiences glued to their screens. With this move, the channel aims to emphasize its commitment to delivering relevant and exciting programming to African fans!
As part of the refresh, TNT Africa will debut AEW DYNAMITE, the weekly flagship show from All Elite Wrestling, the new professional wrestling league that is taking the world by storm. The launch kicks off on Friday, 5 February, at 13h20 (CAT) with the first five episodes of the new season. Then, every Friday night, during prime time at 20h00 (CAT), the channel will premiere the recent high-octane matches, two days after the US premiere, and after that repeated twice throughout the week. AEW offers an alternative to mainstream wrestling with a roster of world-class talent offering TNT Africa viewers a spectacular weekly wrestling programme jam-packed with action and the unexpected.
TNT Africa’s exciting content line up and brand-new, refreshed look are a perfect fit for the channel’s move towards being more powerful and modern. This is aligned with the global look of the channel – that people from all over the globe can recognize.
TNT Africa will continue to launch their exclusive, brand-new, TNT Original Movies on the channel on the first Thursday of every month. These include a wide range of mainstream entertainment genres, featuring renowned, and rising international stars! The month of February will kick off with, Straight Up, a romantic movie from writer, director, and star James Sweeney.
As part of the fresh, entertainment-filled offering, TNT has an exciting line-up of the very best action-driven, pulse-raising slate, mixed with romantic gems and hilarious comedies including titles like Splash and the Best Man Holiday to experience the accidental side of love on Valentine’s Day; great channel premiers such as Crank High Voltage and Point Break in February’s Adrenaline Rush stunt; Malcolm X and Just Cause will help us fight for our rights on Human Rights Day; and in April you can celebrate the Oscars with Academy Award-winning titles such as E.T and Gladiator.
“TNT is excited to usher in a new era in entertainment that is attuned to our audience’s needs and appetite. Despite how far we’ve come, we remain steadfastly dedicated to giving our African audience premium content, and the launch of AEW DYNAMITE and the channel refresh bear testament of this,” says Guillermo Farré, Head of the WarnerMedia General Entertainment channels across France, Iberia and Africa.
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About All Elite Wrestling
Founded by CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan, AEW is a new professional wrestling league headlined by Cody & Brandi Rhodes, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), Chris Jericho, Sting, Hangman Page and Jon Moxley. For the first time in many years, AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a roster of world-class talent that is injecting new spirit, freshness and energy to the industry. The inaugural event under the AEW banner was the sold-out DOUBLE OR NOTHING pay-per-view in Las Vegas in May 2019.
In addition to its weekly flagship television show, “DYNAMITE,” AEW’s multi-platform content also includes “AEW DARK,” a weekly pro-wrestling YouTube series, “Being the Elite” a weekly behind-the-scenes YouTube series, and “AEW Unrestricted,” a weekly podcast series. For more info, check out @AEW (Twitter), @AllEliteWrestling (Instagram), / AllEliteWrestling (FB), AllEliteWrestling (YouTube).
Catch up marathon with the first three episodes
Friday, 5 February, @ 13h20 (CAT)
Championship fights (two days after the US premiere) Fridays @ 20h00 (CAT)
Sundays @ 10h00 and Wednesdays @ 15h00 (CAT)
TNT Original Movie: Straight Up
Thursday, 4 February at 20:00
Valentine’s Day Unexpected Love stunt
Sunday 14th of February
11:35 – Breakin All the Rules (2004)
13:00 – Joe versus The Volcano (1990)
14:45 – Bubble Boy (2001)
16:10 – Splash (1984)
18:00 – The Best Man (1999)
22:00 – The Best Man Holiday (2013)
22:00 – Phenomenon (1996)
Adrenaline Rush stunt
Saturday, 6 February
16:20 – Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
17:55 – Jason Bourne (2016)
20:00 – Crank: High Voltage (2009) channel premiere
Saturday, 13 February
16:55 – The Transporter (2002)
18:30 – TheTransporter2 (2005)
20:00 – Point Break (1991) channel premiere
Saturday, 20 February
16:20 – Guns Akimbo (2019)
18:00 – Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)
20:00 – Lucy (2014)
Saturday, 27 February
16:40 – Faster (2010)
18:20 – Payback (1999)
20:00 – Ambushed (2013)
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About TNT Africa
Tailormade for African fans, TNT offers the best of contemporary and Hollywood blockbusters, with programming built on an action-driven, pulse-raising slate, mixed with romantic gems and hilarious comedy – just as our African fans like it. TNT is available in 49 English-speaking African countries, and reaches 6.7 million South African households every month. The channel offers programming that is relevant and interesting to African fans, with films such as Lucy, Jason Bourne and Wall-E, brand new TNT Original films such as Escape from Pretoria, Vicious Fun and Standing Up, Falling Down, as well as recently added international wrestling show AEW. TNT is a brand by WarnerMedia.
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