San Francisco, CA (December 3, 2019) – KOFY-TV and VOTAC (Voices of the African Continent) have agreed to broadcasts of ACM TODAY; a weekly financial news and events program, covering the twenty-nine capital markets on the African continent. ACM TODAY is a three-hour program and will be broadcasted Monday through Friday.
ACM TODAY will be available on KOFY-TV’s channel 20, and its corresponding channels on Comcast, DirecTV, Dish and AT&T U-verse, reaching 2.4 million TV homes in the San Francisco Bay Area. ACM TODAY’s livestreams will be available via web browser and app from the Apple, Microsoft and Google online stores.
In Q2 2020, ACM TODAY will begin with financial news and events, covering the capital markets in Nigeria. Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy with a population over 200 million people. In its first year, ACM TODAY will expand its broadcasts to include Africa’s top five economies: Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt, Algeria and Morocco. Based on IMF 2018 figures, these countries represent a combined GDP of 1.3 trillion USD.
ACM TODAY will be produced at VOTAC Studios in San Francisco. The San Francisco team will be supported by multimedia and data journalists in the 38 countries where the 29 capital markets are located. These journalists will provide most of the content featured in live broadcasts. The program will also feature licensed contents from leading news outlets, and interviews by subject matter experts, policymakers and regulators, market operators and participants, customers, and officers of publicly traded companies.
In addition to covering African Capital Markets, ACM TODAY will dedicate thirty minutes during each day’s broadcast to showcase Minority and Women founded technology companies; starting with those in the Bay Area. These early stage companies typically need visibility and access to potential customers, investors, advisors, strategic partners, law firms, tax advisors, wealth managers and other professional service providers.
“The team at KOFY-TV understands with access comes leverage. With several years of providing programming content for a diverse and globally aware audience, we find in KOFY-TV, a partner in the truest sense of the word.” – commented, Abraham Tuyo, Founder and Interim CEO, VOTAC
“As a long running Local Broadcast Station in the Bay Area, KOFY-TV is proud to welcome ACM Today to KOFY-TV. We are excited to partner with VOTAC on the ground floor of what will prove to be an informative and entertaining program for our viewers.” – commented, Kevin Cronin, General Manager, KOFY-TV