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 Published on October 22, 2015, and last modified on 6 months ago.

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TVC News

TVC News is a Nigerian 24-hour television news channel owned by Continental Broadcasting Service Nigeria Ltd. Now TVC Communications [3]based in Lagos. From its inception, the network promoted itself as the "first Pan-African news agency" with plans to open offices in Johannesburg, Nairobi, Accra, and Dakar. The channel airs on British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc (BSkyB) in the UK, Naspers Ltd. (NPN)’s DStv and Startimes in Nigeria and Multi TV in Ghana.

Its current CEO is Andrew Hanlon, former Group Head of News and Current Affairs at TV3 Ireland, and its deputy CEO is Lemi Olalemi, former director of programmes at Channels TV. One of the goals of the network is to offer a different perspective to many foreign media stereotypes about Africa. Former CEO Nigel Parsons stated “Without shying away from reporting the conflicts or the corruption, the famines or the wars, the mission of TVC News is also to tell the many positive stories coming out of Africa. Stories – good or bad – will be told ‘through African eyes’.”

The network aired its first public broadcasting run on February 28, 2013. It began airing in the UK on BSkyB on June 17, 2013. In its first few months, the network's staff has received awards from the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) and the International Center for Journalists based out of Washington, D.C. As of 2014, the station is said to reach about five million households in Africa and Europe with interest from cable and satellite providers to expand its market share.


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