Degue Broadcasting Network also known as DBN Television was incorporated in Nigeria in 1986 by Mr. Osa Sonny Adun and started its broadcasting in 1995 a year before the Nigerian Government deregulated the broadcast media.

Degue Broadcasting Network (DBN) was founded in the United States of America in 1984 and the same year performed a remarkable feat by actualizing the broadcast of the Olympic Games to Africa, where over 100 million Africans for the first time watched a major international event from African perspective.

DBN’s involvement in TV broadcasting in Nigeria started in 1995 following the deregulation of Nigeria’s broadcast space as a result placing it amongst the pioneers of private TV broadcasting in the country.

It commenced operations in Lagos and later grew to have operations in Abuja.

Over the years, DBN has transformed into a total communications and entertainment conglomerate involved in several areas of information, entertainment and communications delivery through provision of unique Afro-centric Content Development/Distribution in various sectors, Sports/Events Management and Marketing.

DBN has full membership of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA), Africa Union of Broadcasters (AUB) and the Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria (BON), the bodies responsible for the professional interest of broadcasters and their activities  in the Commonwealth, Africa & Nigeria respectively.

The channel was allocated frequency on UHF ( Channel 32). DBN also transmits on Satellite TV Startimes on channel 124.

Chief Osa Sonny Adun, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DBN, is a broadcast journalist and administrator

He attended Government School, Benin City, 1962-68, for his primary education then Eghosa Grammar School, Benin City, 1969-73. Afterwards he went to the University of Il linois, Chicago, USA, frim5 1979-1980,  and graduated from the School of Journalism, University of Southern California, USA, 1981-1982.

His work experience include: Editor, University Publication, and later Advertising Specialist and Copy Writer, 1975-80; Assistant Director of Programmes, WEFM Radio Sta tion, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1980-81; Field Producer and Researcher, CBS-TV, Network, Los Angeles, California, USA, 1981-82; Presi dent, and Chief Executive Officer, Degue Broadcasting Network Limited, Los Angeles, California, USA, since 1984; President and Chief Executive Officer, DBN Worldwide, Lagos, since 1986

DBN planned, selected, produced and broadcast the following events to Africa: 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, USA, 1986 World Cup in Mexico, 1986 All Star FIFA Games in Los Angeles, USA, 1987 All Africa Games in Nairobi, Kenya, 1987 U-20 FIFA/Coca Cola Cup in Chile and 1988 African Cup of Nations in Morocco.