I do not know about your other Basenji owner's dogs, but mine seems to watch TV quite a bit. So I started to put on Animal Planet just to see what his reaction would be. When I do this Roo will sit down, perk up his ears, and stare intently at the TV. Roo even barks back at some of the other animals and dogs that he sees and hears.
And yes, our Basenji barks! Of course he cannot do it for a long time but I have read where Basenji's have been known to mimic other animals. Roo Baroo's as well but not at the television.
I have never owned a dog that was as interested in Television as Roo is. We find it kind of funny to watch him when he paces back and forth when they bring out the dogs that do tricks in order to win on a show that is regularly aired. I think one of his favorite shows is from underdog to wonderdog. Another is called It's Me or the Dog!