Channels TV Boss, John Momoh Tasks Africa On Climate Change

Climate ChangeThe Chairman/CEO of Channels Television, Mr John Momoh, has drawn the attention of African leaders to the serious dangers of climate change.

This came as the foremost television station affirmed its commitment to re-directing the mind-set of the government to guarding the environment jealously and reducing air and water pollution.

Mr Momoh spoke at the Transcorp Hotel in Abuja on Saturday during the launch of a joint production of an environmental programme by Channels Television and Deutsche Welle Television called [email protected].

The Chairman/CEO of Channels Television, in his short opening remark, emphasised the importance of putting more effort into protecting the environment from further degeneration.

“We are really excited today that we are expanding our coverage footprints to the subject of environment which we all know is under threat. We are also familiar with the issue of global warming which makes Africa’s future less green.

“Indeed Africa is facing a dramatic increase in air and water pollution, drought and wildlife extinction and unless immediate action is taken to clean up the continent’s environment, its future may be bleak,” he said.

Based on findings by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) that over the next 30 years, growing populations, wars, climate change and the introduction of alien plants and animal species will increase poverty, destroy the environment and spread disease, Mr John Momoh expressed hope that Nigeria’s Minister for Environment, would get the much needed political support of the government and wide engagement of public, private and civil society institutions and the public in general.Eco@Africa-launch-Channels-TV-DW

On the production of [email protected], he said, “This partnership couldn’t have been more timely. It comes at a time when the government is focusing intensely on taking decisive steps towards implementing our environment policy process.

“So we are right on queue with the launch of [email protected] and we are right on queue with DW.

“We at Channels are very proud to be collaborating with DW in this production and together we’ll use the programme to assist in providing direction on the continent’s intended action to address environmental issues affecting its people and the economy.”

The launch follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by the Chairman of Channels Television, Mr John Momoh and DW’s Director General, Peter Limbourg in Paris in 2015.

Also speaking at the launch, the Director-General of Deutsche Welle Television, Mr Peter Limbourg, also expressed hope that the initiative would make a huge impact on Africa and Europe’s efforts on the environment.

He revealed that it was the first time that DW in over 60 years of its existence would produce a magazine with another TV channel in the world with both sides contributing.

He acknowledged the importance of Nigeria in the African continent in terms of its population, culture and wealth of human resources.

Speaking on the collaboration with Channels TV, he said, “What brings us together is that we both have high journalistic standards, we both are professionals and we are dedicated to the subjects; not only selling things, we are interested in the world.”

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Minister of the Environment, who was represented by Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Environment, Bukar Hassan, said that the federal government has endorsed [email protected]

He said that with partnerships such as Channels TV and DW’s the country would do everything to have a more sustainable environment.

[email protected] will report on innovations and best-practice guidelines in Africa and Europe and will present ideas on environmental protection from all over the world.

It will focus on the preservation of biological diversity, the utilization of national resources, energy sources of tomorrow and the mobility of the future.

The magazine is designed to be interactive; readers will be able to contribute their own ideas by uploading stories, photos and videos to social media.

Channels TV, DW TV Launch Environmental Programme, [email protected]

Eco@AfricaChannels Television in conjunction with Deutsche Welle Television has launched a joint production of an environmental programme called [email protected] at the Transcorp Hotel in Abuja at 6:00pm on Saturday.

[email protected] will report on innovations and best-practice guidelines in Africa and Europe and will present ideas on environmental protection from all over the world.

It will focus on the preservation of biological diversity, the utilization of national resources, energy sources of tomorrow and the mobility of the future.

The magazine is designed to be interactive; readers will be able to contribute their own ideas by uploading stories, photos and videos to social media.

Today’s launch follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by the Chairman of Channels Television, Mr John Momoh and DW’s Director General, Peter Limbourg in Paris last year.

Speaking on our breakfast show, Sunrise this morning, the Director General of DW, Peter Limbourg said that the programme is a massive one and the door is open for countries with like minds.

Join us on Channels TV on Saturdays at 16:30 WAT and on DW on Saturdays at 06:30, 14:30 and 20:30 UTC, Mondays at 11:30 UTC.

The presenter of [email protected] is Nneota Egbe, a graduate of geography, who has spent the past seven years as an anchor, reporter and producer for Channels Television in Lagos, Nigeria.

Channels TV, DW Of Germany To Produce Joint Environmental Magazine

DW-Channels-TV-bossesChannels Television and Germany’s international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, will jointly produce a new environmental magazine – [email protected]

The chairmen of both organisations signed an agreement at the Paris climate talks on Wednesday.

The new TV magazine called [email protected] will be jointly produced in Berlin and Lagos.

It will focus on the particular challenges that environmental problems pose for Nigeria and Africa.

First Real Co-production

Channels TV chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr John Momoh, stressed the link between the two broadcasters, which had earlier signed an agreement to share programmes.

“This emphasises the strong partnership between Deutsche Welle and Channels TV. Together we will inform about the great efforts to protect the environment.”

For DW, Germany’s international broadcaster, the joint production of a TV magazine across continents is the first cooperation of this kind.

The chairman of DW, Mr Peter Limbourg, said: “This is the first real co-production with Africa. Produced in Lagos and Berlin and aired by Deutsche Welle and Channels TV, this is an important step for us because it is a real collaboration”.

Also at the signing, which took place at the German Pavillion in Le Bourget, were Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed and the German Federal Environment Minister, Barbara Hendricks.

Mrs Hendricks hailed the cooperation, saying ‘it is an example of the joint national efforts that are required to combat global warming’.

“Climate change challenges us all. We have to overcome this challenge together. And what could be better than deeper insights about each other. I am delighted about this new program by Deutsche Welle and Channels TV which showcases successful environmental projects,” Hendricks said at the event on the sidelines of the COP21 climate talks in Paris on Wednesday.

Ms Mohammed, highlighted the role of the media as a vital communicator.

“The media plays an incredibly important role in communicating information about collective environmental efforts. I am very happy about this new program, particularly as Africans are heavily threatened by climate change but they are also the least informed,” she said.

Below are images from the event.

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L to R: Ms Amina Mohammed (Minister of Environment, Nigeria), Peter Limbourg, Director-General, Deutsche Welle, John Momoh, Chairman/CEO, Channels TV & Mrs. Barbara Hendricks (Minister of Environment, Germany)
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L to R: Ms Amina Mohammed (Minister of Environment, Nigeria), Peter Limbourg, Director-General, Deutsche Welle and John Momoh, Chairman/CEO, Channels TV at the event held in Paris
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Chairman/CEO, Channels Television, John Momoh
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Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed
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(Minister of Environment of Germany, Barbara Hendricks
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Chairman/CEO, Channels Television, John Momoh and Honourable Obinna Chidoka, Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Environment

 

 

 

Channels Television Partners Japanese Giants, TMS Entertainment

TMS Ent Visits Channels TVAfrica’s best and 8-time Nigeria’s Best Television Station, Channels Television, has entered a strategic partnership with Japanese production giant, TMS Entertainment.

This comes few months before Nigeria’s switch to digital television.

The partnership would be delivering a robust content for Channels Television and the Asian giants.

The Chairman/CEO of Channels Television, Mr John Momoh, who led other management team to receive the visitors in his office, told his guest that the partnership was coming at a good time, in view of the digital switch and the potential of Nigeria considering its population.

In his response, the President of TMS Entertainment, Mr. Hideki Okamura, said that the company was bringing its repertoire to an outfit that shares the same value of quality, sustainability and growth history.

TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd also known as Tokyo Movie is a Japanese animation studio, founded in October 1946. One of the oldest and most prominent anime studios in Japan, it has also produced numerous animated series airing in other countries such as France, the United States, and Italy.