Arise News has made a debut on DSTV, the top-watched pay TV service in a move that brings the global TV service closer home to audiences in Nigeria and across Africa.
Arise News, which went live this month on DSTV Channel 416 after a global launch in 2013 is owned by Nigerian media mogul, Prince Nduka Obaigbena.
“We are a global media network reflecting the experiences of under-served communities, championing the voices of the African Diaspora across all continents and engaging citizens of the world”, Nduka Obaigbena, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of ThisDAY, Arise News and Arise 360 said at the launch of the service in February 2013.
Arise TV is now live on GOtv Channel 44, a service also owned by Multichoice, the owners of DSTV and will join other global news channels such as CNN, BBC, SKY News, Al Jazeera, CNBC and Bloomberg on the MultiChoice platforms, the company said in a statement.
The launch of Arise TV on DSTV will further deepen its reach across Nigeria and Africa, where the pay TV service has its footprint.
Its debut on the popular pay TV service will further help to advance the mission of Arise TV to state all sides of the issues that matter to its audience, Obaigbena said amid the DSTV debuts.
“Today ARISE NEWS comes home to Africa by launching for the first time on African platforms following on its very successful launch in over 80 countries and territories including the United Kingdom, West, East and Central Europe, Middle East, North Africa and the United States telling the stories and experiences of underserved communities especially of the African continent while covering issues of the day and world events that matter”, Obaigbena added.