An inferno, the source of which is yet to be determined today gutted four live Multichoice TV studios, including those of Supersports and MNET, in Ojota, Lagos.
The fire, which started at about 3.30pm Nigerian time according to eyewitnesses, destroyed all studio equipment before fire service personnel belatedly arrived at the scene.
Journalists covering the blaze were harassed, and one, an employee of Television Continental [TVC] had his recording camera smashed by an overzealous member of staff at the Multichoice premises.
“We watched as the fire brought particles of burning items from the Philips House”, said one of the bystanders, testifying to the wildness of the fire.
Corporate Head of Multichoice, Mr. Segun Fayose confirmed to our correspondent that the Super Sports studio and the MNET performance setting used in the production of some entertainment and drama programs were also consumed by the fire.
He added that the real extent of the fire is yet to be ascertained.