TVC News, a subsidiary of TVC Communications, has launched a new studio at its Lagos headquarters.
The studio was unveiled at a press event held last week in Nigeria’s largest city.
TVC Communications CEO Andrew Hanlon said: “Behind this state-of-the-art studio in Lagos lies the real engine of our news operation: a substantial team of journalists, producers, and the latest mobile satellite technology, spread throughout Nigeria, providing us with the ability to broadcast live anywhere, anytime.
“This will be put to the test this election weekend as over 80 million Nigerians go to the polls to cast their votes.
“We must be capable of mobilising correspondents and technical teams anywhere, anytime in this vast country, to cover stories within a very short space of time to get the story on air first.”
The new studio is part of plans to ensure the TVC group of companies turns into one of the leading media organisations in the country, according to Hanlon.
Stella Din-Jacob, director of news at TVC News, added: “We are incredibly fortunate to have some of the best people and broadcast facilities in continental Africa, which will enable us to bring the highest-quality news service to our viewers right across Nigeria, Africa and Europe.”
TVC was awarded the NBC Prize for the Best TV Station of the Year at the most recent Nigerian Media Merit Awards.
TVC Communications network TVC News has been named Best Television Station of the Year at the 26th Nigeria Media Merit Awards (NMMAs).
According to the organisers of the ceremony, which was held at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, the award recognises TV News’s invaluable contribution to Nigeria’s broadcasting industry.
The judges added that the network’s innovation, professionalism and customer focus saw it surpass its competitors.
Stella Din-Jacob, director of news at TVC News, received the award on behalf of TVC Communications. She said: “We are delighted to be awarded the winner for the Best Television Station of the Year. Having our hard work recognised is a big motivation to work harder and will serve as the tonic that we need to prove to Nigerians that we are both dynamic and innovative.
“Going forward, we will step up the tempo to ensure such laurels become second nature to us. What we did this year, we need to do better because we are only as good as our last performance.”
She added: “We must be seen to live up to our USPs, which are being first, accurate and reliable. Our viewers should expect excellence, professionalism and innovation. TVC News is highly honoured to have received the award. Our dynamic news team is excited to continuously provide consistent and reliable news to our viewers.”
The NMMAs are the foremost media excellence awards in Nigeria and the most prestigious annual celebration of the best in the Nigerian media industry.
Nigerian pay TV operator TStv Africa, which was unveiled in October last year but was put on hiatus, has resumed full operations and will this month start to sell decoders nationwide.
The company said decoder sales will begin on November 28 and the platform will have more than 72 television channels. These include TVC News, BBC World News, TravelXP, A1 Kids and Grande Bolly. Other include AIT, Aljazeera, NTA, CGTN and Wap TV
TStv Africa in a statement said: “Dear Nigerians, we wish to immensely thank you for standing by us all through our trying times and wish to confirm to you that TStv Africa is now stable in operation.
“Sequel to this, nationwide sales of decoder and accessories will effectively commence from 28th November, 2018 with access to over 72 TV channels. Please feel free to walk into any nearby TStv Africa retail outlet to pick up your decoders and accessories. We appreciate you for standing by us.”
As well as channels in the genres of music, news, religion, lifestyle, fashion, health and kids, TStv offers complimentary internet services, video calls and other features 9n a bouquet that is intended to be affordable to Nigerians.