• Short Summary

    Africa's first television network was declared open by Western Nigeria's Prime Minister, Chief Awolowo, in Ibadan, October 31.

  • Description

    1.
    LV. Sir James Robertson arrives
    0.05

    2.
    SV. Meets officers
    0.10

    3.
    SV. Officers
    0.12

    4.
    TV. Chief M.S. Sowole & wife arrive, meet officers
    0.21

    5.
    SCU. Chief Sowole & wife enter studio
    0.25

    6.
    LV. Officers in national costume enter studio
    0.31

    7.
    SV. Group talking
    0.35

    8.
    LV. Premier Awolowo unveils T. V. plaque
    0.40

    9.
    CU. Plaque
    0.43

    10.
    TV. Audience
    0.46

    11.
    SCU. Premier Awolowo makes opening speech
    0.52

    12.
    SV. Audience..(two shots)
    0.55

    13.
    LV.PAN to audience
    1.6

    14.
    LV. TV.Camera
    1.9

    15.
    CV. Another camera
    1.11

    16.
    TV. Guests move around studio
    1.16

    17.
    TV. DITTO
    1.20



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Africa's first television network was declared open by Western Nigeria's Prime Minister, Chief Awolowo, in Ibadan, October 31. Premier Awolowo said his Government had brought television to Western Nigeria because they believed it could help raise the standard of education.

    Sir James Robertson, Governor-General of the Nigerian Federation, present for the opening, said he hoped impartiality in political matters would be enforced under Western Nigeria's new broadcasting law.

    The new television service began its regular programmes the following day. They include news, schools broadcasts and commercials. Western Nigeria's television was introduced by the Government, working in partnership with Overseas Rediffusion Limited.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4E7L42VQEX1854HQTNEWMDEFU
    Media URN:
    VLVA4E7L42VQEX1854HQTNEWMDEFU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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