Channels Television is one of the 13 independent television stations currently broadcasting in Nigeria, since the Federal Government deregulated the broadcast media in 1992.
The company was licensed in June 1993 and allocated a frequency on UHF (channel 39). It began transmission two years later under the name Channels Television 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:
i. Give an alternative medium of communication to the government and its policies, and hold public officers accountable to the people
ii. Accommodate opposing views
iii. Inform and educate the general public on how they are governed as well as, what their civic responsibilities are
iv. Uphold the ideals of balanced reporting, objectivity, fairness and the right of the individual to communicate.
Channels Television’s bias for news has placed it well above other competitors in the Nigerian television industry