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Lumen Christi, Catholic TV Now Showing On Africa’s DStv Platform

The unveiling of a Catholic television station, ‘Lumen Christi TV,’ on Africa’s DStv platform was announced on Tuesday by Prince Robert-Joseph Soji Olagunju.

Olagunju, the founder and Chairperson of Lumen Christi TV said in a statement released to Vatican Radio that the television station commenced its broadcast to a predominantly Nigerian viewership in 2014, where it was formally opened by the Archbishop of Lagos, Alfred Martins alongside other Bishops. Lumen Christi TV is now on channel 350 on the DStv platform.

DStv (Digital Satellite Television) is projected to have 8 million subscribers in Africa. It is a subsidiary of MultiChoice, a South African company. MultiChoice supplies a standard modern and digital Satellite TV services in Africa.

Olagunju further stated that Lumen Christi TV commenced operations in Lekki, Lagos on 13 May 2014. It transmits uncontaminated Catholic content 24 hours a day.  The concept was developed by an African for African Catholics, to showcase the religion of Catholicism by Africans based on Africa’s, rich socio-cultural heritage.

With millions of Catholics across the continent with no access to TV Stations for evangelization.Olagunju said he was concerned about the Catholic Church in Africa.

John Ugbe, the Managing Director of MultiChoice, was cited saying that the debut of Lumen Christi TV on the DStv platform was compatible with the company’s strategy to offer a varied choice of content to its subscriber base.

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