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TVC News, Africa’s 24-hours news channel, now on Sky channel 572

News from the African perspective to a global audience

In-depth analysis and coverage of under-reported regions from across the continent

TVC News extends its signals to UK audience with interest in Africa

TVC News, a 24-hour pan-African TV news channel from the stables of the Continental Broadcasting Service Ltd, Lagos, Nigeria has launched in the UK, on Sky channel 572.

The pan-African news channel aims to challenge stereotypes and correct factual inaccuracies and misperceptions about Africa and its peoples.

Nigel Parsons, Chief Executive Officer TVC News and former head of Al Jazeera English, said: “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.” He added: “Stories – good or bad – will be told ‘Through African Eyes’.”

The news channel will broadcast the voice of Africans to every part of the world. Through its fair and fearless reporting, TVC News will tell stories from under-reported regions across the continent, all from an African perspective.

The channel provides a mixture of news, current affairs and other informative programming from across Africa and beyond. The daily programming focuses on subjects such as politics and business, the arts & culture, health, youth and gender issues, sports and entertainment, and specially-tailored weather reports.

Using the latest state-of-the-art broadcasting equipment, TVC News has engaged the services of veteran broadcasters, experienced reporters and a top class managerial team. Supported by correspondents and reporters operating from bureaux across Africa and the world, the channel aims to provide its viewers with “breaking news as it happens” while setting new standards in African broadcasting.

With its mobile app, smartphone/tablet users can watch live news and follow latest happenings from around the world on its website, www.tvcnews.tv; or by installing its apps via: mobile.tvcnews.tv and clicking on the live streaming button. They can also follow TVC News on twitter with the handle @tvcnews_africa.

Since its launch in Africa at the end of February 2013, TVC News has provided comprehensive on-the-spot coverage of the 2013 Kenyan elections, the recent war in Mali, as well as an exclusive interview with South African icon Winnie Mandela and the former President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki.

Some Key Persons of TVC

The Chief Executive Officer is Nigel Parsons, who was also the launch MD of Al Jazeera English. Nigel has been a key player in half a dozen TV start-ups. At Al Jazeera English he oversaw the channel from concept to launch. His previous positions also include: Director of Associated Press Television News, Vice President of Worldwide Television News, editor, reporter and producer for the BBC, ABC America, and CBC Canada amongst others.

The deputy CEO for TVC News is Lemi Olalemi, who was also the first Director of Programmes at Channels TV, before acting as a technical and programming consultant for MITV and AIT. Lemi has also been an editorial consultant for ICNL, publishers of THE NEWS and Tempo magazines.

Stuart Young is Director of News, Current Affairs and Programmes for TVC News. He has previously worked in senior editorial positions at BBC TV, CNN and Reuters and was a senior member of the launch teams of Al Jazeera English, Euronews and MBC News.

About TVC News

TVC News, part of the Continental Broadcasting Service Ltd. network of television and radio stations headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. The News Channel is a 24-hour pan-African News Channel offering a fresh perspective on African and world events. Broadcasting from Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital and with offices and correspondents across Nigeria and Africa, TVC News brings its viewers the latest news 24 hours a day, telling the news as it is, with reporting that is as fearless as it is informative.

TVC News currently has offices across Nigeria (HQ), Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Egypt, Senegal and the United Kingdom.

For Further enquiries, contact:

James Overstall

Ogilvy Public Relations

james.overstall@uk.ogilvypr.com

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