At an event on April 16, DW and Channels TV ushered in a new era with the official launch of Eco@Africa. The coproduction offers an in-depth look at environmental innovations and best-practice guidelines in Africa and Europe and presents ideas on ecological protection from all over the world. It focuses on the preservation of biological diversity, the utilization of natural resources, energy sources of tomorrow and the mobility of the future.
The environmental program is hosted by Nneota Egbe and has been broadcast since April 2. “Eco@Africa offers us a great opportunity to work with a relevant partner on a program that highlights the issues that affect us all,” says Peter Limbourg, DW’s Director General. “We are convinced that this approach to presenting environmental issues will strike a chord with viewers – not only in Nigeria, but around the world.”
Eco@Africa is broadcast every Saturday (06:30, 14:30 and 20:30 UTC) and Monday (10:30 UTC) on DW. It’s airing on Channels TV across Africa on Sundays (21:00 WAT), on Mondays on terrestrial in Lagos (15:30 UTC) and Channels24 UK (10:30 UTC) and Wednesdays (19:30 UTC) on Sky Channels 575.
Channels TV is Africa's most awarded television station. It's the only Nigerian and indeed African broadcaster to have won the “Television Station of the Year” a record 10 times, five consecutively. The station has the largest audience of any private news station in Nigeria and its flagship show “News@10” is the most popular news program in the country.