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Meet Momoh, founder/CEO, Channels TV

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John is a renowned broadcast journalist with a vast experience spanning 31 years.

Before founding Channels Television, John worked variously as Senior Reporter; News Anchor; News Editor; and Producer for Nigeria’s National Radio (FRCN) and Television (NTA).

His unique style of interview as won him an unequalled reputation, in Nigeria’s Broadcast industry.

During his early career, John Momoh won several laurels, including the maiden edition of the prestigious News Anchor of the Year, by the Nigerian Media Merit Award; and the Newscaster of the Year awarded by the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), all of which attest to his venerated professional status.

He is a graduate of the University of Lagos, with a Masters degree in International Law and Diplomacy and a B.Sc (Hons) degree in Mass Communication.

He is also an alumnus of the Lagos Business School (CEP-7).

John is both a "Chevening’ scholar, and member of the "The Africa Future Leaders" project of the British Council.

In 2005, he was conferred with a national honour, Officer of Order of the Niger (OON), by Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

A Patron of many organizations including Communicating for Change (CFC) and Digital Peers International (DPI), John Momoh is also a recepient of the Nigerian Information Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award (Broadcast Sector).

John is a member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (IATAS) based in New York, U.S.A and his Television station, was the first in Nigeria, to be nominated for the i-emmy (International Emmy) under UNICEF’s entry for the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting.

In his professional capacity, John has served as General Secretary of the Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria (IBAN);and is currently Protem Chairman of the League of Nigerian Broadcasters (LNB).

He is a former Honorary Secretary of Ikoyi Club 1938- Nigeria’s premier social club; and a member of the Lagos Motor Boat Club.

His proven ability as a leading Nigerian enterpreneur, saw John Momoh’s emergence as winner of the 2007 FATE Model Entrepreneur of the Year, awarded by FATE Foundation.

Channels Television, in which he is Chairman/ CEO is a ‘4-time’ winner of the Television Station of the Year Award (2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004), endowed by the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC).


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OurTv Secures LaLiga Broadcasting Rights for Nigeria

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OurTV, a DTH free TV broadcast satellite service provider, has secured broadcast rights for Laliga matches in Nigeria.

OurTv Secures LaLiga Broadcasting Rights for Nigeria

OurTV will broadcast Laliga Santander matches live on its Sports Channel 120.

Commenting on the development, Olushola Peters, Head of Marketing of OurTV, said: “This is one major milestone for OurTv and we want to thank our esteemed users, who have always believed and supported us. We value your input and suggestions as it is a core culture in OurTv to listen and please our viewers as much as we can.”

OurTv is a Direct-To-Home (DTH) TV broadcast satellite service with onetime payment of set-up boxes that offers over 18 unique and exciting channels with the use of homegrown services.


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NCC, AVCNU Set Agenda for Model IP Policy for Nigerian Universities

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The first draft of an Intellectual Property (IP) Policy for Nigerian universities will soon be finalised by Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), working with the Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU) and the National Universities Commission (NUC).

Mr. John O. Asein, Director-General of NCC, and Secretary-General of the AVCNU, Professor Yakubu Aboki Ochefu, gave this indication at a consultative meeting during a visit of the executives of AVCNU to the Commission’s Headquarters in Abuja recently.

The Director-General said the Commission would fast-track work on the draft IP Policy with a view to entrenching a credible copyright culture in the nation’s tertiary institutions.

“The adoption and implementation of an IP Policy in universities will guide lecturers, students and librarians on their copyright obligations and address the allocation of rights in our institutions of higher learning,” he stated.

Mr. Asein also noted that implementation of an IP Policy would boost the Commission’s national anti-piracy campaign and enhance research and the use of IP knowledge in Nigerian universities. This, he asserted, has become even more imperative in light of the attitudinal changes brought about in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He decried the lack of copyright policy guidelines for library users in most Nigerian universities resulting in unregulated photocopying by students to the financial detriment of authors. He, therefore, urged AVCNU to assist in the implementation of the understanding earlier reached between the Reproduction Rights Society of Nigeria (REPRONIG) and the AVCNU on behalf of the Universities.

The Director-General remarked that it was an irony that universities were not eager to obtain licences despite the fact that most of the authors would be among the primary beneficiaries. He also advised REPRONIG to explore ways of ensuring that those universities that signed up for its licence obtained value for money.

In his remarks, the Secretary-General of AVCNU, Professor Yakubu Aboki Ochefu, thanked the NCC DG for assisting with the development of a model IP Policy for Nigerian Universities. He disclosed that the plagiarism detection software, Eaglescan, introduced recently for use in Nigerian Universities has helped to check the incidence of plagiarism and copyright abuses in the universities.

The Secretary-General observed that copyright has become a critical issue in Nigerian universities in view of the increasing relevance of the virtual learning environment occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic. He expressed concern that many universities in Nigeria have no copyright policy and assured that the AVCNU would support the Commission in the development and adoption of the proposed IP Policy for universities to enrich the academic and research culture.

Professor Ochefu further indicated interest in the operations of the Nigerian Copyright Academy (NCA) and assured the Commission that AVCNU would work with the Academy to promote copyright education and enlightenment in the country, especially in the university system.

The visit of the AVCNU officials to the Commission is a follow up to an earlier visit of the NCC management team to the Association’s secretariat in February this year during which the Director-General of NCC advocated the urgent need for a model IP Policy for Nigerian Universities.


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Extreme E Partners StarTimes to Broadcast Series across Africa

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Electric off-road motor racing series Extreme E has signed a three-year agreement with digital TV operator StarTimes to broadcast the series live across the African continent.

Extreme E Partners StarTimes to Broadcast Series across Africa

The deal will see Extreme E’s five-race series aired live to more than 30 African countries including Kenya, Nigeria, Cameroon and Cote d’Ivoire in English, French, Portuguese and other local languages. Season one gets underway in early 2021.

The agreement with StarTimes is the latest broadcast deal to be announced by Extreme E, with the championship also set to partner with BBC (UK), Discovery (Europe and North America), FOX Sports (United States, Canada and the Caribbean), FOX Sports Asia (Southeast Asia), FOX Sports Australia, Mediaset (Italy), Sony India (Indian subcontinent), TVNZ (New Zealand), RTM (Malaysia), Dubai Sports (Middle East), RDS (Canada), China Sports Zhibo.tv (China), RTL 7 (The Netherlands), ORF (Austria), ESPN Africa and BTRC (Belarus).

Commenting on the deal, Ali Russell, chief marketing officer at Extreme E, said: “Extreme E is a top-tier sporting product unlike anything else out there at the moment. Likened to Star Wars Pod Racing meets Dakar Rally, its mission is to drive awareness of climate change worldwide, whilst promoting battery electric vehicles and workable, sustainable solutions. This broadcast partnership with StarTimes is really important for helping to share our messages across Africa, which is an integral location to the series as Senegal’s Lac Rose plays host to our Ocean stage.”

Kristen Miao, StarTimes sports director, added: “Motorsports are getting more and more popular in Africa and at the same time people are increasingly concerned about climate change issues. With Extreme E, they will see that sustainability can also mean excitement and adrenaline. We are delighted to bring this unique championship into millions of homes across Africa.”

 


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