Channels Television has been broadcasting in Nigeria since the Federal Government deregulated the broadcast media in 1992 and the company was licensed in June 1993.
Channels Television was allocated a frequency on UHF (channel 39). It began transmission two years later and now broadcasts to a well discerning audience of over 20 million people.
The establishment of Channels Television as a news station was in response to the yearning of Nigerians for a TV station that will among other things:
- Give an alternative medium of communication to the government and its policies, and hold public officers accountable to the people;
- Accommodate opposing views;
- Inform and educate the general public on how they are governed as well as, what their civic responsibilities are;
- Uphold the ideals of balanced reporting, objectivity, fairness and the right of the individual to communicate.
The station has bagged the ‘Best Television Station of the Year’ an award endowed by the Nigerian Media Merit Award Trust – twelve times (2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 , 2015 & 2016), thereby making Channels Television “the most awarded Station in Africa”.
The company is staffed with some of the best broadcast journalists in the country, with more than 200 staff strength, some of whom have received training in Europe, South Africa, and the United Kingdom and the United States, and many also bagging numerous awards of different categories, nationally and internationally.