Calabar — A new cable Television channel known as StarCross TV has been launched by a powerful religious leader based in Nigeria, His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star.
The launch was held simultaneously in Calabar and in Pretoria, capital of South Africa, where the network partners are based.
The spokesman of the organization, Pastor Patrick Ibeabuchi who briefed journalists in Calabar at the weekend said viewers in Nigeria and in other countries will begin to receive StarCross TV signals in the next couple of weeks.
He said the founder of the spiritual organization and sponsor of the TV stations aims to help expand more avenues of information to the yearning public by promoting programmes with godly ideals with a view to further bridging the gap of misinformation and to uniting mankind.
"The launch of this international TV station by His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu is not only to promote and strengthen the unique teachings of love and peace of the Kingdom of God but to serve as the preferred and most credible global religious channel that encourages unity of mankind", he said.
One of the representatives of the religious leader in South Africa who is anchoring other technical and collaborating details, Ogar Osim also disclosed that they were presently recruiting capable and technical hands that would manage the TV station.
"Some of these technical staff are not necessarily members of this fold. They would be sent abroad for further training in different aspect of Television programming and engineering. Already, I can also confirm to you that a former general manager of NTA channel 7 in Lagos, Barrister Adedeji Ayinde is very much involved in the designing of required programmes and his pieces of advice have been very useful", he said.
Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that the spiritual leader whom faithful called 'The Father' and ' King of kings and Lord of lords' has already invested substantial sum of money to float national newspaper and news magazine.