ITV goes on Satellite

The Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, has launched his satellite television channel, Independent Television (ITV), in Benin, the Edo State capital.

Igbinedion said the channel can be viewed in 101 countries.

He said the launch was to beat the 2015 deadline for Tv and radio stations to go digital.

Igbinedion said he established ITV and radio to advance the cause of his people.

On his achievements, the businessman, who will turn 78 on September 11, said he has invested in various sectors of the economy.

Igbinedion said: “I have been the first in many things. I established a plant for the production of soft drinks to create jobs for Edo people. In 1966, the 15 motor companies in Nigeria were owned by expatriates. My company, Mid-motors, was No. 16. 

“I initiated the establishment of private universities and I thank former President Ibrahim Babaginda for listening to me. As for private broadcasting, our channel is the first commercial channel to be launched on Intelsat’s New Dawn Satellite. Edo State can now be projected to the global community.

“ITV has always been in the forefront of electronic broadcasting in Nigeria and with the inauguration of this satellite channel, our horizon will be broadened.”

Board Chairman, ITV/Radio, Lady Celerina Ojomo said the launch of the satellite channel would contribute to the growth of Edo State.


The Esama on 9th September 2012 during the 78th birthday event


Congratulations to the Esama @ 78





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