TVC News, a member of TVC Communications, on Wednesday unveiled a brand-new high definition news studio at its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria.
According to the media organisation, following investment in studio operations and mobile digital satellite technology, TVC News will now become the home of breaking news for Nigeria, ensuring the fast and reliable reporting of news stories whenever, and wherever those stories break around the federation from its network of news bureau and correspondents.
Addressing newsmen Wednesday at the unveiling ceremony of the rebranded TVC News, Chief Executive Officer, TVC Communications, Andrew Hanlon, said its improved news service formed part of an ongoing investment plan to grow the TVC Group into one of the country’s leading media organizations.
“Behind this state-of-the art studio in Lagos lies the real engine of our news operation: a substantial team of journalists, producers and the latest mobile satellite technology, spread throughout Nigeria, providing us with the ability to broadcast live anywhere, anytime. This will be put to test this election weekend as over 80 million Nigerians go to the polls to cast their votes.
“We must be capable of mobilizing correspondents and technical teams anywhere, anytime in this vast country, to cover stories within a very short space of time to get the story on air first – and that’s what separates TVC News from other news networks and allows us to be First With Breaking News,” he said.
In addition, it is a powerful new suite of motion graphics and visual elements which provide a contemporary look and feel to the TVC News channel, produced by the most talented Nigerian professionals.
Also speaking at the event, Director of News, TVC News, Stella Din-Jacob, said: “We are incredibly fortunate to have some of the best people and broadcast facilities in continental Africa which will enable us to bring the highest quality news service to our viewers right across Nigeria, Africa and Europe.
“Having recently been awarded the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) prize for the Best Television Station of the year at the 26th Nigerian Media Merit Awards (NMMA), we particularly hope that viewers will enjoy our primetime news broadcasts: TVC News at 10pm and 7pm every weeknight, and to start your day with TVC News Breakfast from 6am to 9am every weekday”, she said.