Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
From any angle one chooses to look at it, the privatisation of the broadcast media has no doubt impacted positively on the social attitude of Nigerians. In Sports, Politics, Marketing and even Religion, its importance is unquantifiable. For instance, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s Loveworld Plus, is a Christian faith and Lifestyle Channel that is today being used by the man of God to redefine evangelism in Africa. Though a Christian Broadcasting Network, its activities and operations have revealed a new level of dynamism into Christian television programming via satellite and the internet.
The Broadcasting Station Relationship Manager, Mr. Niyi Oludola, told THISDAY during the week that it features exciting programs relevant to everyday issues, thereby providing practical life-changing answers from the perspective of God’s word. Speaking on its target market, he stated that Loveworld Plus programs are designed to entertain and motivate young business executive and the youths as well as building family values in the society. He said: “Loveworld Network offers a twin advantage to advertisers and viewers as it takes care of both spiritual and moderate social needs.
The programs range from inspirational messages, News and Current Affairs, Kiddies, Sports, Movies, Entertainment, Talk shows, Live shows, Game shows, Documentaries, Lifestyle shows and so much more. To put it succinctly, the network is a one-stop shop for a wholesome family entertainment. Delving into its spiritual content, he disclosed that the programmes being shown on the station includes Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s Teaching, his Healing and Special Crusades programmes in different part of the world. In Addition, he stated that it features a host of anointed Men of God ministering on a daily basis.
“We produce and broadcast high video quality and spotless programmes; from our News and Current Affairs programs- This Morning, Inside the News, Agenda to our entertainment programs - Dedication---a live show request program- to Reverberations- an exciting youth programs that keep you glued to your TV set. For sports lovers, we also have Celebrity Lounge to our Sports programs -Sports Plus and Global football -to discussion on contemporary issues on conversations, among other inspiring programmes,” he said. Speaking on the network’s impact via Satelite and internet, he said its strategic and unique location on satellites Eutelsat W4/7; Astra2B; W2A and internet are daily connecting it to most of the viewers in five continents of the world. Giving the details of Loveworld’s influence and spread, Oludola said: “In 2011, Our 24 hour Call center received testimonies of impact daily from viewers in over 173 countries of the world, both on satellite and internet. The hits on our website reach a high figure of 7.1 million,” For easy accessibility, he further stated that Loveworld Plus is a free -to -air channel that can be watched on Infinity TV (West Africa), Mid-Westlands (South West, Nigeria), Agape TV (Tanzania), MOTV Uganda, and on any Free to Air receiver and online www.loveworldplus.org.