WELCOME TO BEN TELEVISION
BROADCASTING ON BSKYB 182
Online – www.bentelevision.com
Startime Africa &
Freeview Channel 244 in the UK
BEN is a Black & Ethnic-Oriented Network for Urban, Diverse and Cosmopolitan
Family Television Channel, established to provide a wholesome mix of entertaining,
educative and informative programmes suitable for family viewing. It includes
cultured programming to empower, transform and challenge the conventional
perception of Africa, Caribbean and African-descendants in the Diaspora. It is the
first of such in Europe and the World from UK.
Theme - “Bridging the Gap”
A major differentiation and what sets BEN TV apart from other channels is its
balanced and independent packaging of black-oriented, youthful and diverse
cultures; Bold, Entertaining & Non-negative focus programming presented along
with its enlightening current affairs shows which serve to throw light on issues
plaguing the African-Caribbean and the ethnic communities here and delivering the
opportunities it provides.
The UK is estimated to have an ethnic
population count of more than 3
million which represents about 7% of
its total population. This in addition to
the Ethnic population in Europe and
Americas, North Africa and other
satellite accessible countries makes
BEN a strong content Television
The primary target audience is and
rational to the daily growing audience
of more than 13 million homes in
Britain who uses Satellite and Digital
reception to watch us, plus global at-
BEN is distributed on Astra Eurobird
Satellite; Freeview Ch. 244 & Startime,
& Wawoo in Nigeria
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BEN TV is free to air, with a core
cultured influence that provides a
window into Africa and a link to
“home” for viewers and others in
Diaspora; it showcases diverse contents
and reaches out to an audience profile
that is intelligent and affluent with
increasing economic net worth.
We promote understanding and
diversity of tolerance between
communities, train and empower the
communities and therefore develop an
employment opportunity, which is
demonstrated through many of our
training, internship and volunteer
schemes for people in media,
entrepreneurship or other businesses.
BEN TELEVISION TECHNICAL
Available research in the UK amongst BEN’s target audience has
focused our general entertainment offering on the following
genres: News and Current Affairs, Comedy, Films and Soaps
content and spiced with Music videos and Sports. BEN has
distilled the programming to the right mix that appeals to a
broad spectrum of its target audience and the expansion
continues to consolidate our enviable place in advertising
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BEN TELEVISION PROJECTS &
BEN prides itself as a channel presenting
African Policy’s positions and views with its
coverage of major African initiatives like the
live broadcast of The New Partnership for
Africa’s Development (NEPAD) initiative of
the African Union (AU), Africa Business
Roundtable events as well as other major
African political and private sectors’ initiatives
and projects such as The AGOA Conferences,
World African Business Congress, Presidential
Elections, and many more.
In the UK home territory, BEN have been
producing and partnering major organizations
such as CITY of London’s Mayor for ethnic
events, UNESCO (slave trade); UNIDO,
UNICEF, LBDA, The Queen’s Forces Ethnic
documentaries, Music Awards, Concerts,
Products launching and other promotions;
supports organisations involved in voluntary
and charitable businesses.
NEXT ARE SOME OF OUR PROGRAMMES
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BEN BREAKFAST SHOW
The BBS programme broadcast an impartial
contemporary depiction of the societies in
which the ethnic communities and people live
their lives. The show deals with current issues,
news-affairs and international events from
African-Caribbean perspective. The show is
hosted by BEN Television anchors and team.
Interviews and insightful documentaries series
and one-off shows are highlighted.
The BBS also have ad-hoc special and political
On Monday to Thursday between 10am to
The Flagship Show on Ethnic TV
Uganda Vision is presented by a team of
Solome Kazaana and Paris Yipan. It is a
programme base and for Ugandans; Viewed
the Uganda’s High Commissioner to UK and
Ireland HE Joan Rwabyomere as a source of
information and content in the UK. Uganda
Vision shows documentaries, comedy, etc.
Uganda Vision –
Uganda Vision air every Sunday 12.30pm-
‘Princess of Arize!’ Talk-Show
‘Princess of arize!’ is a talk-show Created, Produced
& Hosted by Princess ‘Deun Adedoyin-Solarin,
renowned Broadcaster & Media Specialist who has over
30yrs hands-on professional experience in the Broadcast
industry. The show is aired at 10am every Saturday.
This innovative & interactive talk-show celebrates &
spotlights Businesses & Individuals, Events and special
happenings, bringing the ‘un-seen’ to light within UK’s
Ethnic communities, as we feature Individuals,
Businesses & Organisations who want to arize! and
make a Difference as true Agents of Change in the
It is indeed a projection of strong motivational aspects,
yet in a non-intimidating environment! The Platform
uses the powerful world of Television to Educate &
Project life changing issues; exposing the activities of
those who are seeking to empower and affect the lives
of others. Disseminating information, Celebrating the
achievements of Individuals who are providing
leadership and setting standards of excellence, to those
willing to embrace change.
Igboamaka is presented by Mazi Valentine Akudinobi (Ogbuefi Nnenyelugo). It is
produced and directed by Mazi Uche Nwachukwu and Oriaku Esther Nnenna Akudinobi
IGBOAMAKA is a cultural programme that comes up
On every Friday night, from 10pm to 11pm UK time.
It is presented in Igbo language to demonstrate the
uniqueness of African Languages.
Igboamaka TV programme showcases the different facets
of Igbo culture: dressing, dancing, writing, poetry, food
and most importantly language and history. This is
because we believe that when people understand who
they really are, they will be proud of themselves and
their heritage, then they will be willing to maintain their
values and beliefs.
It promotes Igbo businesses, organisations, associations,
artistes and leaders, both at home and in the diaspora.
It has an incredibly reach as Igbos in the UK, Europe,
Africa and the Caribbean Islands watches it.
The programme is set up :-
1. To educate African and non Africans in the
Diaspora on how to cook different
African national dishes in a quick, easy
and healthy way.
2. To introduce the origin/ anthropology of
African cuisine among Africans and
To provide relevant information
regarding the cuisine.
3. To encourage mix marriages learning how
to prepare African 'cuisine'.
4. To teach young mothers/families in the
Diaspora how to evaluate changes in
cooking an African cuisine.
5. To also encourage younger children in the
Diaspora to be proud of their ethnic food.
THE WOMANTHE WOMAN
The woman is a panel based open discussion Television
Programme for women by women.
The programme is designed as informal, light-hearted,
And fun. Touching on some serious issues that are
prevalent in our society today, and in particular in the
lives of women.
The content provides informative knowledge and light
hearted entertainment. Thus impacting positively,
encouraging and providing guidance to the audience.
The show is anchored By Priscilla Nwikpo with 2 other
panel members (Janet & Ekanem). The programme
often has guest appearances by experts.
Target Audience of 20 – 65 year olds male and female.
The show is visible on Ben Television website for live
Broadcast, facebook and twitter.
THE LIFESTYLE SHOW
THE LIFESTYLE SHOW on BEN TV, the premier
Caribbean programme on BEN TV is a fast, lively,
informative, educative and entertaining magazine-formatted
television programme. The show is presented by award
winning Broadcaster/Presenter, Pam Joseph (former-
Choice FM News Editor).
THE LIFESTYLE SHOW launched its first programme on
2006 and has been growing from strength to
strength. The show is aired every Friday between 10.00am
and 12.00-Noon, repeated Saturday between 1.30am and
3.30am and on Mondays between 5.00pm and 7.00pm.
Celebrity guests who have appeared include: Caribbean TV
Chef, Levi Roots. MOBO founder, Kanya King. Former
Premier footballer, Les Ferdinand. Actors; Rudolph
Walker, Joseph Marcell, Kwame Kwei Armah, Ellen
Thomas, Ashley Walters, David Harewood and Will
Johnson. Comedians; American, Will E. Robo, Angie le
Mar, Slim, Wayne ‘Dibbi’ Rollins. Musical artistes; Morgan
Heritage, Brian McKnight, Omar, world renowned
Saxophonist, YolanDa Brown, Calypsonian, ‘The Mighty
Sparrow’, ‘Baby Father’ author, Patrick Augustus and
many, many more!
THE LIFESTYLE SHOW
Some of the issues dealt with the show included:
sickle cell anaemia, blood pressure, lupus, fibroids, HIV&AIDS
The African Caribbean community, leukaemia, prostate cancer,
Breast screening, skin lightening, organ donation, stop & search, to
name but a few.
The show incorporates a Monthly Caribbean cooking segment at
The Holiday Inn London-Kensington Forum; in celebration of a
Particular island’s independence or annual festival, a traditional
dish is created From scratch. There are also regular health and
beauty tips by experts, Sporting news and weekly prize
The last half hour of is dedicated to music, when Pam is joined by
Club & radio disc jockey, Daddy Ernie of Choice FM, with
‘Superjam on The Box’! In this segment a selection of videos
are shown and discussed. THE LIFESTYLE SHOW is supported
by Grace Foods, Cockspur Fine Rum, Holiday Inn, Splinters Hair
Academy, The Voice Newspaper, G-Mag Magazine and Tamaray
INSIGHT WITH PRISCILLA
Always cool Mondays only on BEN
An insightful challenging issue-based conversation
With leaders of African descent. The Programme
on ‘Socio-economic and political issues’ within Africa-
Caribbean’ in eliciting valuable responses that will aid
and educate, in improving the knowledge and
understanding of the viewers and communities
Expectation is base on the impact of the decisions and
undertakings of the special guests.
The programmes Airs weekly when in season on
Mondays @ 21.00pm.
Target Audience is a mixed bag of 25- 55 year olds
The show is visible on facebook, twitter and also a you
This is a panel based interactive programme
that covers socio-political issues from the
Afro Caribbean countries. The programme
consist of panellist with professional and
expert background to deal with current issues
affecting the communities and UK in general.
Opinions are discussed and analysed in a neutral
and factual manner, while allowing the audience
to decide for themselves.
The show takes in phone-calls from viewers,
skype and emails. The programme is Anchored by Dr
It is weekly on Wednesday 10am –12pm
Target Audience of 20 – 60 year olds male and
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BEN TV is well positioned and rooted in the market to advertise your
products and services or messages to your target audience. We will
with you to ensure you capitalise on the opportunity that our reach
provides. In the form of web flash animated banner. Bridging the Gap!
From £1 per second off peak period
From £4 per second peak period
EG. a 30 seconds advertisement is £30 and
60 seconds is £60 per slot to £4/sec for peak time.
Diverse – From various production Outfits and Broadcasters
Please phone our sales/ marketing department to discuss further
options and deals.
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programmes, advertising, marketing,
production and distribution:-
PLEASE CALL - +44 208 808 8800
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