Galaxy Television channel 53 was not only the first privately registered television station in Nigeria, but also the first one to broadcast.
Galaxy started full broadcasting in May 1994 from the hills of Oke-Are, Ibadan with 10 kilowatts Areodyne transmitter.
For about nine years, the station has maintained between 60 - 75% viewership in Oyo State and the neighboring Osun and Ogun States. Presently, Galaxy TV Ibadan is rated the number one television station in terms of viewership. In January 2002, the station established a second Galaxy Television Station (Channel 27) in Lagos to ensure full coverage of the Western States.