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TVC appoints Din-Jacob as news chief

Stella Din-Jacob has been appointed director of news by Nigerian broadcaster TVC Communications.

Stella Din-Jacob

As the Lagos-based television channel engages in strategic changes in its editorial output, Din-Jacob will handle the management of TVC News as well as oversee the division’s strategic direction.

TVC Communications CEO Andrew Hanlon said: “TVC News is about to undergo radical change over the course of the next few months and the change will involve improving editorial output, the ability to break news first and fast, and providing viewers with a modern, attractive and world-class news service which Nigerians will be proud of.

“As a renowned Nigerian broadcast news professional with a pedigree of excellence, Stella Din-Jacob has the experience, drive and determination to bring TVC News to the highest levels to which we aspire as a major African broadcasting company.

“Her commendable experience as a news manager and a practicing broadcast news journalist will be of immense value to the business as we continue our journey of investment and improvement in our services for our viewers and advertisers.”

Having previously been national head of news and general manager of News 24 for Silverbird Communications, Din-Jacob is bringing over 20 years of experience in broadcast news journalism.

She has freelanced for a number of international media organisations including CNN, Al Jazeera, Vatican Radio and UK newspaper The Guardian. At Channels Television, she reported on events across Africa and covered meetings of the UN, Commonwealth, African Union and Ecowas.

“I’m delighted to join TVC Communications and I look forward to the challenge of leading the news team, harnessing creative growth and professional development of dedicated professionals,” Din-Jacob said.

Din-Jacob is a graduate of the University of Kent in the UK and also attended the Nigerian Law School in 1993.

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TVC unveils new on-air branding

Nigerian family entertainment channel TVC has launched new on-air branding, revealed today by parent company TVC Communications.

TVC’s new branding

The move followed research which suggested viewers and advertisers saw the channel’s look as dated and dull,.

TVC Communications CEO Andrew Hanlon said: “Today, we have unveiled a new brand identity, which is reflective of all the key elements identified in that research and is the creation of some of Nigeria’s most talented graphic artists and designers, from both within and outside TVC.

“Our new brand is reflective of our core audience of 15- to 39-year-olds, who are young and modern, ambitious, bright, international in their outlook, yet very much Nigerian and fiercely proud of it.”

TVC’s positioning statement is now ‘Pure Entertainment,’ which will be reflected in the network’s programmes, which will aim to capture Nigeria’s diversity and richness.

“The new brand identity reflects the values and interests of today’s modern entertainment audience, which will be placed across all TVC programming genres, content and formats,” added Hanlon.

“TVC is watched by almost four million Nigerians every day, and as one of the country’s biggest and most successful broadcasters we wanted to reimagine our brand to reflect the ambition of our viewers and the renewed direction of our channel.”

TVC can be found on GOtv channel 27, Play TV channel 801, and StarTimes channel 121.

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BBC partners TVC for news

Lagos-based broadcasting company TVC Communications has announced a collaboration with the BBC World Service, bringing UK news content to the Nigerian channel.

Jamie Angus

The partnership will see TVC and its 24/7 news channel TVC News airing 368 hours of Africa-themed content from the BBC’s news and current affairs teams over the next two years.

Programmes covered by the deal include BBC Sports Africa and the recently launched Africa Eye. The TVC channels will also broadcast other BBC content such as health programmes, children’s content and business analysis.

Andrew Hanlon, CEO and MD of TVC, said: “I am delighted to announce this landmark deal with BBC News, which forms part of a major ongoing investment in our TV and radio business with the aim of dramatically enhancing services to audiences and advertisers alike.

“TVC Communications is undergoing substantial, positive change, which is now delivering benefits to all stakeholders. This collaboration, with one of the world’s most respected content producers, provides further proof of that change.”

Jamie Angus, director of the BBC World Service, added: “We are pleased to be partnering with TVC Communications. This deal will see more people in Nigeria getting access to brilliant BBC News content. The World Service delivers accurate, impartial and independent journalism to all countries. We spot the stories, see the patterns and make sense of the world.”

BBC World Service delivers content to an audience of over 36 million. It recently added two Nigerian-language services, Yoruba and Igbo, to its World Service in addition to the existing Hausa and Pidgin services.

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