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TVC Communications partners BBC News on major programme output deal


Nigeria’s leading independent television and radio broadcasting company, TVC Communications, has announced a major programme output deal with British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) News.

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 24-hour 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 advertisers alike.

“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.”

Also, 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 programmes to be taken as part of the deal include investigations, sport, business, health and children’s TV shows.

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