Africa’s foremost Catholic Television Network, Lumen Christi TV that started operation in Nigeria about 2 years ago under MyTV cable platform has hit a milestone with an impressive appearance on DSTV cable network.
This breakthrough which was officially launched at the station’s Lagos base, Tuesday January 17, 2017, has given the broadcasting outfit edge over an initial challenge for wider coverage.
At the official commissioning performed by the Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, His Grace, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins, and other bishops representing the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, the Chairman, CEO, Lumen Christi Catholic Television, Prince Soji Olagunju glowed with joy having achieved a step ahead.
His words; “This is a milestone indeed, because having started operation here in Lekki, Lagos on May 13, 2014 on MyTV platform, we encountered limited viewership, being that DSTV platform then had limited space for new religious entrants on the platform. With the success of acquiring space on DSTV Channel 350 allocated to Lumen Christi Catholic TV, our programmes now reach wider audience with improved services.”
Prince Olagunju disclosed that Lumen Christi TV is the first African Catholic Television station established by an African for African Catholics, broadcasting the practice of Catholicism by Africans from the perspectives of their age-long rich socio-cultural heritage.
“We broadcast pure Catholic contents 24 hours. Although, the programmes are Catholic oriented, but other faiths have a lot to enjoy, gain and be educated from our rich faith based contents. Some of our programmes include Daily mass of the day, Angelus, Benediction, Holy Rosary recitation, Homilies, Reflections and teachings of the catholic faith, Catechism of the mother church, Programmes on holy matrimonies, baptism, holy Eucharist, confession and other church sacraments, ecumenism.
“Others are: Daily news segment, Children segment and cartoons, bible studies, Christian movies and documentaries, Pope and other apostolic fathers, coverage of church major events and activities such as Bishops’ conferences, conventions, concerts, carols, and parish harvests. We also have interview segment with church personalities and paid announcements.” Olagunju said.
Prince Olagunju however, urges Nigerians to hook up to the Channel 350, DSTV Network for quality African Christian programmes tailored with socio-cultural heritage. “We teach, propagate the faith, spread the gospel, evangelise and convert souls for Christ on a TV platform suitable for all ages” he said.