After two days of test broadcasting, a 24-hour international TV news operation set to rival existing giants in the global market will ‘soft launch’ today, February 4, 2013, broadcasting from its main News Centres in London, New York, Johannesburg and Lagos.
ARISE NEWS, will have a strong African footprint and serve underserved communities in the USA and other parts of the world,
supported by a further eight bureaux around the globe stretching from Beijing to Rio de Janeiro.
A sister channel, ARISE 360, which will be entertainments-based with fashion, music sport and pay per view films, will start broadcasting toward the end of this year.
The ‘arrival’ of the network was announced by company executives in London and New York.
Chairman and Editor in Chief of ARISE NEWS and ARISE 360 is a leading African media entrepreneur, Nduka Obaigbena, owner and publisher of the global glossy style, fashion and culture magazine, ARISE, and the publisher of several other titles including one of Nigeria’s biggest and most influential daily newspapers, THISDAY.
‘From that perspective ARISE NEWS will cover all issues education, health, politics and the criminal justice system. From Main Street to Wall Street, from the G8 to the Grammy’s.’
ARISE NEWS will be live on cable, satellite, mobile devices, and the internet twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.
ARISE News is broadcasting across Europe on SKY Channel 234. The company is currently negotiating other major distribution deals across the globe.
7 St. Martin’s Place, London, WC2N 4HA, United Kingdom.
401 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA.
160, Jan Smuts Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa.
35 Creek Road, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria.