NN24, Network News 24, a 24-hour, seven days a week TV news channel, has commenced operation in Lagos, Nigeria.

The arrival of the channel on the broadcast media scene heralds a new era in television journalism in Nigeria and the continent at large.

NN24, a brainchild of a young Nigerian entrepreneur, Anthony Dara, commenced operation on Monday 3 May with its head office situated within the compound of Newswatch at 3 Billings Way Oregun, Lagos.

It is set to fill a void in the broadcast news genre with special dedication to round-the-clock news updates and afrocentric programming content. Available on channel 414 on DStv, NN24 is accessible to television audience in Nigeria and the West African sub-region.

Dara, the station’s CEO, says the company, which has an affiliation with CNN and MultiChoice, is set to become the leader in the Nigerian media industry for concise and reliable television news.

“We at NN24 believe Africa is ripe for this news revolution, hence we are here with a different orientation, style and professionalism that is desirable not just in Nigeria but in Africa,” he said.

Dara added that the station can boast of a formidable balance of technology and manpower.

“With our core values being innovation and objectivity, we are here to contribute to television; we have balanced cutting edge technology with skilled professionals to create a new breed of journalists with a brief to give the public qualitative, informative and exciting television experience,” he enthuses.

Also speaking on the news station, Joseph Hundah, Managing Director of MultiChoice Nigeria, said the partnership with NN24 fulfils a long-standing tradition of strategic collaborations aimed at giving value-added service to DStv viewers.

Hundah says that NN24 will be available to all DStv subscribers across the four different platforms in order to avail a large section of Nigerians the opportunity of hooking up to a truly pan-African channel with indigenous content