In March 27th, 1997 when Independent Television started transmission of programmes on Channel 22 with its slogan, “Certainly the Best” the station radically changed the horizon of broadcasting in Nigeria. It was a local Station but with a new vision to expand the frontiers of broadcasting in the new millennium the concretization of Chief Igbinedion’s dream culminated in the approval and subsequent presentation of a license by the former Head of State General Ibrahim Babangida on 26th June 1993, at the Lai Kwali Hall of Sheraton Hotels and Towers Abuja. It goes down in history that Independent Television was the first private owned broadcasting station in Nigeria to be presented its license on that memorable day.
To further satisfy viewer’s desire for more, the Investor/Proprietor Chief Igbinedion thought of the need for a complementary broadcast Channel, which resulted in the establishment of Independent Radio 92.3 Mega Hertz on the Frequency Modulation Band. The Radio arm, which came to life on the 10th of September 1998, was christened the Heart Beat Station by its owner. The Broadcasting Code is the compass that directs the affairs of Independent Television and Radio under the supervision of the National Broadcasting Commission NBC. In other words, the station operates within the ambit of laid down rules and regulations by the NBC. The Commission has also approved Very High Frequency ‘VHF’ franchise for Independent Television to transmit its programmes in the Federal Capital Territory FCT the presentation of the License took place at the Esama’s residents on the 17th of December 1999.
ITV Abuja started transmission on the 1st October 2007 and it is located at N0 10/11 Nikita Hilltop Avenue, Mpape Abuja.
ITV Abuja transmits on channel 42 (UHF); also on StarTimes Channel 130, Free TV channel 505 and GOTV Channel 107.
No of Departments
(1) Administration & Human Resources
(5) Commercial / Marketing
(7) News & Current Affairs