The University of Lagos’s television station has begun broadcasting local, national and international news in Lagos State.
Unilag TV has pledged to deliver factual, credible and impartial news reporting and to become one of the most trusted news sources in Nigeria.
At a conference marking the launch of the channel, university vice-chancellor Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe said the institution had longed to have a television station ever since it pioneered campus radio broadcasting in 2004. It was issued a television operational licence by the News Agency of Nigeria in 2017.
“Today, we are elated to see this great dream come to full manifestation while trailing the blaze not only in Nigeria but in the whole of West Africa,” Ogundipe said.
“Our team of world-class professionals are all set to inject fresh ideas and energies that will take broadcasting to the next level in Nigeria. The channel will also serve as a reference point in sports reporting, documentaries and quality entertainment, and as an instrument of educational advancement,.”
Aside from airing news, Unilag TV will also serve as an instructional facility for the university’s distance-learning programme.
Professor Olumuyiwa Falaiye, chairman of the Unilag Multimedia Venture board, said the channel would transmit only within Lagos State for now as more staff undergo training.
“With all of our state-of-the art equipment in our studio, we are set to become an active player in the media industry,” he added.
Unilag TV is available via StarTimes channel 184.
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