Independent Television Limited (ITV) is an associate company of IPP Limited. ITV started its operations in 1994 with one television station and one radio station namely ITV (Independent Television) and Radio One respectively.
ITV is a Free to Air channel in Tanzania mainland, and also a commercial TV station that airs on very high frequency (VHF). GeoPoll’s Tanzania Media Measurement report with audience statistics for quarter 2,2018, which measures Top TV Stations viewership and Top Radio Stations in the country, pegs the ITV station’s audience share at XX.XXX%, and ranked first among all TV stations in Tanzania.
According to the company itself, the main news bulletin at 20:00 hours is the highlight of ITV’s programming with an estimated viewership of 70% on any given day. The news covers local, international, business and sports news. Also, ITV airs local news bulletins at 06:00 hours Monday to Sunday and 23:00 hours Monday to Friday. Apart from that, the station also airs hourly five minutes news from 08:55 hours to 15:55 hours Further to that, ITV broadcasts via satellite with its footprint covering the whole of Africa, parts of the Middle East and Europe. Over 60% of the programming is local, targeting the entire family and cutting across age and social economic status.
According to information from the Tanzanian Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA), Dr. Reginald Abraham Mengi and IPP Group Limited own Independent Television Limited (ITV). Mengi is also its Chief Executive Officer.
IPP Group Limited is a manufacturing, bottling and media conglomerate, which includes television, radio stations and newspapers.Its company profile requested at the Business Registrations and Licensing Agency (BRELA) shows that Dr. Reginald Abraham Mengi is shareholder of IPP Group Limited and also Agapitus Leon Nguma.
Mengi was born in 1944 in Tanzania. He is a Tanzanian philanthropist, industrialist, media tycoon and the founder as well as Executive Chairman of IPP Group. He also is the vice president of the National Board of Accountants and Auditors, Tanzania. Mengi was featured in FORBES’ ranking of Africa’s richest people with a fortune of more than $400 million in 2015.
Agapitus Leon Nguma was the former company secretary and shareholder. He passed away on May 1st, 2018. He was also Director of the Guardian Ltd. and Bonite Bottlers Ltd. Lawyer by profession.
Free to Air
Media Companies / Groups
IPP Media Limited
IPP Media belongs to IPP Group, a privately owned group of companies that Dr. Reginald Abraham Mengi established in 1960s. Shareholder according to TCRA., July 2018.
Date of registration: January 17th 1994 Start: June 10th 1994
Dr. Reginald Mengi - is a Tanzanian industrialist, media tycoon and the founder as well as Executive Chairman of IPP Group. He also is the vice president of the National Board of Accountants and Auditors, Tanzania. Mengi was featured in FORBES’ ranking of
Joyce Mhavile - worked previously as a radio and TV presenter at IPP (ITV and Radio One). Then she was promoted to be CEO.
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Audience share based on Geopoll’s Radio & TV Ratings Tanzania (April – June 2018) report.