Channels TV is one of Nigeria’s 13 independent, free-to-air broadcasters
Channels Television (http://www.channelstv.com) is one of the 13 independent television stations currently broadcasting in Nigeria, since the Federal Government deregulated the broadcast media in 1992. The company was licensed in June 1993 and allocated a frequency on UHF (channel 39). It began transmission two years later under the name Channels Television and now broadcasts to a well discerning audience of over 20 million people. The establishment of Channels Television as a news station was in response to Nigerian desire for a TV station that provides:
• An alternative medium of communication to the government and its policies, and hold public officers accountable to the people;
• Accommodate opposing views;
• Inform and educate the general public on how they are governed as well as, what their civic responsibilities are;
• Uphold the ideals of balanced reporting, objectivity, fairness and the right of the individual to communicate.
ISHERI NORTH, Nigeria, January 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Channels TV (http://www.channelstv.com), the award-winning independent Nigerian broadcaster, is delighted to announce that The Federal Republic of Nigeria’s Media Merit Award Trust has recently awarded it the prestigious “Best Station of The Year Award” for 2013.
The award, which was announced on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at a gala event night held at the Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort in the Ekiti State of Nigeria, is the eighth time that Channels TV has been recognised by the Nigeria Media Merit Award Trust as the country’s best television station. The Nigeria Media Merit Award Trust is a national platform that aims to build a progressive Nigerian society and serves as the foremost media excellence scheme within the county’s media industry.
Channels TV is one of Nigeria’s 13 independent, free-to-air broadcasters and it previously won the award in 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004 as well as 2008, 2010, 2012 & 2013. The Executive Chairman of Channels TV, Mr John Momoh, said, “We are absolutely delighted that we have won this award again. Despite having won it many times, the excitement never diminishes. We strive to provide a true, news-led independent voice in Nigeria and we are very happy that this has been recognised again. We are committed to continuing to serve Nigeria and its people with balanced news and entertainment.”
With a growing population of over 160 million people, the Nigerian television media market, including the Nigerian Diaspora, has the potential to lead the transformation of sub-Sahran Africa’s current analogue television industry into a digital content publishing economy worth tens of billions of dollars.
As such, in addition to investing in the right technology, the Nigerian media industry is effectively positioned to foster the television industry’s growth across sub-Saharan Africa as the premium market leader in factual and lifestyle television, which enlightens through entertainment.
Channels TV, in cooperation with its peers in the Nigerian media industry, will continue to support the long-term growth of a strong and dynamic, commercially lucrative, digital content publishing industry spanning all genres of television including quality news and current affairs programming.