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Channels Television is one of the 13 independent television stations currently broadcasting in Nigeria, since the Federal Government deregulated the broadcast media in 1992.

BBC & Channels Television to co-produce weekly show in Nigeria

Nigeria’s Channels Television and the BBC are joining forces on a new English language current affairs programme due to launch in 2018. The live studio based show will focus on the stories behind the news, with original storytelling and audience interaction via social media and in the studio in Lagos.

Made by the BBC and Channels Television in Nigeria, this programme will be a unique weekly half hour for viewers in Nigeria and diaspora audiences around the world.

With in-depth reporting and analysis, hard-hitting interviews and discussions around the issues that matter to Nigerians, the programme will also feature stories covered by a selection of the BBC’s African services.

Produced at Channels Television’s new studios in Lagos, the programme will be created to the same high standards of journalism and production that audiences around the world expect.

Channels Television is the leading independent television service in Nigeria. It has a longstanding relationship with the BBC and has been named “Station of the Year 12 times by Nigeria’s Media Merit Award Trust.

Regional editor for BBC Africa, Solomon Mugera said: “It is a pleasure to start this co-production with Channels Television. We look forward to a great partnership”.

The assistant general manager Operation of Channels Television, Kingsley Uranta said: ”We are thrilled to be working with the BBC. Both organisations enjoy a great partnership for public good, and this latest project is yet another worthy example.”

The new co-production will air live on Channels Television in Nigeria and will also be available on Channels24 in the UK via Freesat and Sky.

Environmental programme Eco@Africa launched in Nigeria

Channels Television in conjunction with Deutsche Welle (DW) Television has launched a joint production of an environmental programme called Eco@africa at the Transcorp Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria, on 16 April 2016 and will air Saturdays at 18h00.

Eco@africa will report on innovations and best-practice guidelines in Africa and Europe and will present ideas on environmental protection from all over the world.
It will focus on the preservation of biological diversity, the utilisation of national resources, energy sources and the mobility of the future.
The programme is designed to be interactive, viewers will be able to contribute their own ideas by uploading stories, photos and videos to social media.

Saturday’s launch followed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by the chairman of Channels Television, John Momoh and DW’s director general, Peter Limbourg in Paris last year. Limbourg said that the programme opens the door to countries with like minds.

The presenter of Eco@Africa is Nneota Egbe, a graduate of geography, who has spent the past seven years as an anchor, reporter and producer for Channels Television in Lagos, Nigeria.

For more information visit the Channels TV website.

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