The agreement means that the two television channels (TVC News and TVC)
operated by TVC Communications will broadcast 368 hours of BBC News brand
new African focused content over a two-year period commencing May 2018.
The deal sees superior quality, ground breaking documentaries, lifestyle
programmes, youth news, sports features and finance programmes broadcast on
TVC Communications 24hour news channel, TVC News and the family/general
entertainment channel TVC.
TVC Communications Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Andrew
Hanlon said "I am delighted to announce this landmark deal today with BBC
News which forms part of a major on-going investment in our TV and radio
business with the aim of dramatically enhancing services to audiences and
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." He
The Director of the BBC World Service, Jamie Angus said: "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."
The following programmes to be taken as part of the deal are as follows:
Africa Eye will promote the culture of investigative journalism across Africa and
strengthen the skills of African investigative journalists. All of the programmes will
be based on in-depth reporting that holds power to account.
BBC Sport Africa will bring the issues, the personalities, the buzz, the key
moments and the trends in sport from across the continent. The 30 minute
programme will cover many different sports including those that are little-known,
and will be featuring everyone from the most famous sports stars to rising stars
and the fans.
A daily and weekly business programme capturing the dynamic and
entrepreneurial spirit of Africa. The programme will offer constructive guidance
and advice on money, business and economy matters specific to African
A weekly health show exploring African health, food and lifestyle trends alongside
medical and scientific research to provide practical solutions and advice.
A lively factual childrens TV show with all things that the 10-16 year olds care
about. The programme will give African children a voice and connect them with
youngsters from around the world.
Notes to Editor
About TVC Communications
TVC Communications is a leading media organization established in 2007, with
its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria. Since its establishment, TVC
Communications, which encompasses TVC News, TVC Entertainment, Max FM
and Adaba FM, has succeeded in reshaping the social and public perception of
Africans on news, entertainment and broadcasting across the country.
About BBC World Service
BBC World Service;s BBC Africa hub brings together the production of
multilingual content about the continent on radio, on TV and online on
bbcafrica.com. As it delivers content in Afaan Oromo, Amharic, English, French,
Hausa, Igbo, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Pidgin, Somali, Tigrinya, Kiswahili and
Yoruba. BBC Africa ensures a pan-African approach to the output, offering its
audiences opportunities to join the global conversation. BBC Africa has teams
based in London and across much of sub-Saharan Africa, and has well
established production centres in various cities. Follow BBC Africa on Twitter,
Facebook,Google +, Instagram, Soundcloud and YouTube.
BBC World Service delivers news content around the world, on radio, TV and
digital, reaching a weekly audience of 269 million. As part of BBC World Service,
BBC Learning English teaches English to global audiences. The BBC World
Service Group operates around the world in 40 languages, on radio, TV and
For media contact:
Mabel Aladenusi Marina Forsythe
Manager, Public Relations & BBC World Service Group
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