Founded in December 1996, Africa Independent Television is the second largest commercial television network in Africa, broadcasting the most talked about television and making a major contribution to Africa’s culture, economy and communities. Its programming mix includes more on the top entertainment, soaps, drama, lifestyle, news and sport shows.
1. To enhance global understanding
2. Committed to the task of bridging the gap in global information disequilibrium.
3.To promote a methodical reduction of tension, frictions and foster a greater
appreciation of humanity.
4.To offer the world a new insight into the African experience through the encouragement of the African initiative and the attraction of investments and development to the continent.
AIT is motivated by uniquely altruistic aim to promote and methodical project Africa from an African perspective. AIT offers the world a new insight into the African experience. The mission is to enhance global understanding through an untainted appreciation of the world and its people.
AIT’s technological base is remarkable and revolutionary, coupled with state-of-the-art equipment in line with global standard. These have effectively positioned Africa Independent Television (AIT) in the league of global broadcast brands.
The programmes exclusively on AIT which has universal appeal and have impacted remarkably on the lives of the citizens of Nigeria particularly and the entire human race which is the constituency of the station are:
AIT News, AIT News Hour, World News, AIT Reports, The Week in Review
Kaakaki, Focus Nigeria, Matters Arising, Inside The Parliament, Democratic License, Issues in the Niger Delta, Global Views Africa, Security Watch, Frontline
Customs Update, AIT Infotech Network, Policy on Trac
Money Show, Global Business, Business Africa
One Mic, Gbedu, Reel E, Shakatawa, Gbedu on the Move, Prime Time Africa, Musical Concerts – specials
Sports Extra, Sports Today, Best of Sports, Sports File
Healthy Moment, Leaders of Tomorrow, Cartoons, Our Lady’s Pride
The Amazons, Bisi Olatilo Show (BOS)
The Valley Between
Mini Jojo & Oro to nlo – Yoruba Language, Yakpotuba – Igbo Language, Ido – Hausa Language, Enjoyment Yafun Yafun – Pidgin English.
The station also collaborates with some International Television Stations, International Organizations, Nigerian Organizations and Content Providers/Independent Producers for some other programmes that are also aired on AIT i.e. Comedy, Sitcoms, Documentaries, Sporting Events etc.
In recognition of the contribution of DAAR Communications Plc and its various stations including the resourceful, dynamic and the exemplary professionalism exhibited by the Human Resources capital of the Organization to the development of the country and indeed the African continent at large, through the instrumentality of the broadcast media, several local, national and international awards and medals have been conferred on the Organization and some Staff amongst which are:
Euro Market Award – 1999
Award of Excellence – 2001
Most Entertaining TV Stations of the Year (AIT) – 2001
(United Nations Foundation for Excellence in Business Practice Switzerland) – 2004
National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Award
Television Station of the Year – 2006
Television & Radio Stations of the Year
National Broadcasting Commission (NBC)
Television Station of the Year – 2011
BID 2012 PARIS – 2012
Best Environment Reporter – AIT
Best Health Reporter – AIT – 2013
In the US and Americas, AIT is on DTH (Direct-to-home) platform of Echostar’s Dish Network. In Europe, the rest of Africa, the Middle East, the Mediterranean Basin and Asia, AIT is available on Hot bird 6 @13oE and in the UK, AIT is available on Euro bird that is co-located with Asia @28oE and sharing B-sky-B’s EPG platform.