management relies on a careful blend of home-grown Nigerian
expertise plus a backup of seasoned professionals from Europe,
the United States and other parts of Africa. All members of
the management team are highly accomplished practitioners
in the field of broadcasting with the proven capabilities
required in this highly competitive sector.
Senior Management is ably augmented by a dedicated workforce
carefully selected from the growing pool of indigenous broadcasting
Communications did not start broadcast operation until 1994,
six years after incorporation. This was due to legislative
initiative in Nigeria’s broadcast sector. It was not
until August 24, 1992, about fifty years after the advent
of broadcasting in Nigeria that the government promulgated
Decree No. 38 which deregulated the ownership of the electronic
media in the country.
this piece of legislation which ushered in a new era of private
ownership of Radio and Television stations, DAAR Communications
applied for Radio, Television and Direct Broadcasting by satellite
license. The license was subsequently granted. It began full
commercial broadcast operations on September 1, 1994 on its
high profile radio channels with the call sign, Raypower 100.5,
the first private independent radio station in the Federal
Republic of Nigeria.
funding of Daar Communications Ltd came from Daar Investment
& Holding Company and the founder of the conglomerate
- Chief Aleogho Dokpesi, PhD.
As a measure of its confidence in the project, a consortium
of leading banks in Nigeria actively supported the company.
Leading the consortium Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. Other participants
are First of Nigeria Plc, NAL Merchant Bank Plc, Afribank
Plc and Lead Merchant Bank Plc.
line with the regulations of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)
and the Security & Exchange Commission (SEC) which require
a minimum of five years of operation before quotation on the
first tier of the Stock Exchange, shares will be noted and
publicly quoted for the Nigeria Stock Exchange in the nearest
future. This will provide the opportunity to widen the ownership
base as well as raise funds to implement the expansion of
the company to all parts of the globe.
audience is global with general viewership. Our appeal is
to a broad cross-section of popular tastes. To those seeking
authentic and authoritative information about the Africa,
Caribbean and Afro-American experience, AIT provides the natural
beams quality programs round the clock which are down-linked
and redistributed in Africa, the whole of Americas, Mexico
and the Caribbean.
AIT’s in-depth coverage aims to keep global viewers
fully in tune with the soul of an African broadcaster offering
premium quality service.
SCHEDULE FOR DAAR’S SERVICES.
Communications Limited broadcast stations are on air 24 hours
daily. The internet company also provides a 24 hours service.
GLOBAL SATELLITE PARAMETERS
of Transponder: 26
Rate: 22 Mband/s
MPEG2/DBV fully Complaint
December 6, 1996 heralded the coming of a
star in global Satellite Broadcasting, Africa Independent
television channel 21.
AIT provides a fresh slant to TV broadcasting with a unique
programming theme that shares the African Experience with
the wider global community.
AIT channel 21 and AIT International share
the same vision and a similar mission. AIT has a unique mission
that of sharing the African Experience with the wider global
community. With its fascinating cross-cultural theme and vibrant
programme content, Africa Independent television (AIT) aims
to share everything that is exciting about the African experience
with the nations of the world. The station logo and pay-off,
AIT - Sharing the African Experience symbolizes its vision:
to offer on a daily basis, a refreshing but revealing insight
into the African experience worldwide. This sentiment is proudly
echoed in AIT’s corporate identity - AIT Sharing the
With a thematic pay-off which emphasis’s
the objective of sharing the unique African experience with
the world, AIT’s mission is to enhance global understanding
through an untainted appreciation of the world and its peoples.
Unusual amongst global satellite broadcasting
stations, AIT is motivated by uniquely altruistic aims to
promote a methodical reduction of tension and friction and
foster a greater appreciation of humanity. It is committed
to the task of bridging the gap in global communication which
places Africa at the ruthless mercy of western perspectives,
opinions and nuances. AIT’s main task is to project
Africa from a wholistic African prospective.
Untainted, undiluted and absolutely original, AIT offers the
world a new insight into the African experience.
management structure allows for autonomy in the running of
the distinct services that make up the broadcast company,
Raypower 100.5, Raypower 2 106.5FM, AIT, and Daar Internet
with separate general managers for each of the stations.
autonomy of the distinct arms is only limited to the extent
that it is answerable to a Board of Management which is headed
by a Chief Operating Officer.