Afropolitan 24-hour TV channel PlusTV Africa has appointed Lekan Ogunbanwo as its new MD and CEO.
Lateef Fagbemi, chairman of PlusTV owner General News & Entertainment Company (GNEC) Media Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome Mr Ogunbanwo to the helm of affairs at PlusTV Africa. As an organisation, we know that the experience he brings to bear will help position and enhance the station’s creative and premium content delivery.”
Ogunbanwo said: “I am delighted to be a part of the PlusTV Africa family. I am prepared to up-skill the station and ensure that we have a channel that is the pride of Nigeria and, by extension, Africans.”
Ogunbanwo who has over 40 years’ experience in the broadcast industry started out as a trainee announcer with Lagos State Broadcasting Corporation in 1980.
He was general manager of Radio Lagos/Eko FM between 1997 and 2002 and permanent secretary of Lagos TV/Radio Lagos and Eko FM between 2005 and 2014.
PlusTV Africa has been set up to provide news content for African professionals who seek trusted and entertaining programming and content.
African pay TV firm StarTimes has added a 24-hour news channel to its platform.
PlusTV Africa provides news relating to sports, entertainment, politics, business and more.
StarTimes brand and marketing director Qasim Elegbede said: “PlusTV Africa is proof of our effort in meeting the demand of our subscribers seeking more news and entertainment channels.
“As a listening organisation fulfilling its promise to customers, we have over time provided the best access to great, educative, informative and entertainment content on our platform. The yearnings of our customers have led to the launch of PlusTV Africa.”
Kayode Akintemi, MD and editor-in-chief of PlusTV Africa, added: “Our mission is to change the narrative of news reportage in Nigeria and across Africa by providing 24-hour objective, fair and balanced stories with incisive and robust analysis that create in-depth understanding through programmes that are informative, engaging and empowering with a view to challenging leadership and proffering solutions for political and economic growth.
“Consumer brand advertisers and their agencies can now easily reach their target audiences through PlusTV Africa, which is now distributed across all packages on the StarTimes platform.”
PlusTV Africa is on channel 308 on digital terrestrial television and in all StarTimes bouquets.