The first terrestrial television broadcast signals in Africa occurred on Saturday October 31, 1959 and belonged to the Western Nigeria Television Service (WNTS). Nigeria is the first country to introduce television broadcasting in Africa, other prominent African countries failed to achieve this feat soon enough. Nigeria also has the largest terrestrial television network in Africa which is the Nigerian Television Authority(with over 96 stations scattered around the country).
This is a list of free-to-air television stations based in Nigeria. It also includes the location, year of establishment, owner and type of ownership. Africa Independent Television was the first privately owned terrestrial station in Nigeria
|Galaxy TV||Oyo State, Lagos State||Private||1994||Reaching out for the Stars|
|Channels TV||FCT, Lagos State, Edo State
|Private||John Momoh||1995||Your Home For The News|
|AIT||FCT, Lagos State, Ondo State, Borno State
Edo State, Kebbi State, Gombe State, Kano State, Kwara State, Jigawa State, Katsina State, etc
|Private||Raymond Dokpesi||December 1996||Sharing the African Experience|
|Silverbird TV||FCT, Lagos State, Rivers State||Private||Ben Bruce||2003||It's all about Entertainment|
|NTA||All 36 states and 1 Capital territory of Nigeria have at least 1 branch of NTA, and 7 Network Centers around each geo-political zone(96 stations )||Federal||Nigerian Government||1977||Africa's Largest Network|
|LTV||Lagos State||State||Lagos State Government||1980|
|TVC||Lagos State||Private||Dele Alake||2002||Your link to Entertainment|
|TVC News||Lagos State||Private||Dele Alake||2012||Through African Eyes|
|Super Screen TV||Lagos State||Private||Otunba Otu Kayode||SuperScreen for culture, for family|
|MBI||Lagos State||Private||Ubaka Onwuanibe||Simply the Best|
|MITV||Lagos State||Private||Alhaji Murhi Gbade Busari||early or mid 1996||The Soul of Entertainment|
|Delta Broadcasting Service||Delta State||State||Delta State Government||1994||The Voice of Delta|
|OGTV||Ogun State||State||Ogun State Government||2003|
|AKBC||Akwa-Ibom State||State||Akwa Ibom State Government||1996|
|ABS||Anambra State||State||Anambra State Government||1994|
|ITV||Edo State||Private||Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion||1997||Certainly the Best|
|COOL-TV||Lagos State||Private||Amin Moussalli||2012||Tv For Everyone|
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