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TVC News named TV station of the year

TVC Communications network TVC News has been named Best Television Station of the Year at the 26th Nigeria Media Merit Awards (NMMAs).

Stella Din-Jacob

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.

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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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