Nigeria-based pan-African news channel TVC News has launched on BSkyB’s platform in the UK.
TVC News is produced by Lagos-based Continental Broadcasting Services.
As well as a linear channel providing a mix of news, current affairs and other programming from across Africa and beyond, TVC News will also be available via a mobile app. The channel launched in Africa in February.
TVC News is headed by Nigel Parsons, head of Al Jazeera English. Lemi Olalemi, former director of programmes at Channels TV, is deputy CEO, while Stuart Young, who formerly held senior positions at the BBC, CNN, Reuters, Al Jazeera English, Euronews and MBC News, is director of news, current affairs and programmes.
“Without shying away from reporting the conflicts or the corruption, the famines or the wars, the mission of TVC News is also to tell the many positive stories coming out of Africa.Stories – good or bad – will be told ‘through African eyes’,” said Parsons.