By Mwalimu George Ngwane
In October 2004, a multimedia organisation called Spectrum Group hit the audiovisual landscape in Cameroon with a new dual channel outfit called Spectrum Television (STV). STV’s arrival threatened the foundation of C.R.T.V – the only state TV Cameroonians have been obliged to watch since 1985. C.R.T.V itself had dulled the information, education and entertainment psyche of its viewers through programmes that were alienated from Cameroonians, and through a managerial style that was obsessed with patronage and megalomania. No doubt then, STV’s arrival was a relief from the boredom of monotony that CRTV had excelled in. There was every reason to be glued to STV.