…Now in 72 Countries
Akpan Etukudoh Asare
A cable Television network, broadcasting from Calabar Nigeria has celebrated six years of uninterrupted international broadcasting to different countries despite terrifying cost of business.
The managing director of the Internally media outfit, Mr King Asu, the cost of running cable broadcasting from Nigeria has been unprecedented but that they were luckier in the sense that their sponsor and chief executive officer, His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu has been unrelenting and very determined to sustain it.
According to Asu who is a Nollywood film actor, editor and actor, they have spent close to One Billion Naira in the last few years to technical partners, equipment and cost of running it.
Speaking in Calabar during a ceremony to mark the six years of what he described as “uninterrupted international TV broadcasting”, Asu said that in order to reach many more countries in the world, they have decided to return to their previous platform despite the charges.
” We started with SENTEC of South Africa. We then moved to Viewsat. Later, we left and moved to Niicomsart but we are returning to Viewsat majorly because of wider outreach. The interest of StarCross TV is to spread the word of God to the entire world..With this new move to Viewsat, we will be in 72 countries including some part of Russia.
” We don’t have a limited audience and don’t forget we are sustained by God, and are being received wider spectrum of the human family. Before now, we were received in 60 countries!”
On staff strength and foreign technical collaboration, Asu who was appointed managing director over a month ago, said. “We have yet 25 staff. We have technical partnership with Viewsat of UK. We have a training understanding with them. Apart from that we have trained personnel in United Kingdom and USA as well as exchange programme.”
He also explained that his outfit does not draw any supports from Nigerian government or foreign organisations but that, with God on their side, their prospects to bubble more as the best and only vibrant religious television broadcasting network, glow.
” I see us becoming a channel to watch out for. A channel that BBC and CNN will one day approach for vivid explanation of God’s existence on earth.”