UPDATE: Below is a statement released by M-Net…
It has been confirmed that a fire broke out yesterday afternoon (Saturday March 2, 2013) at the Ojoto Studios facility, which is home to both M-Net and SuperSport productions in Nigeria. At this time, the fire is under control and an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the blaze. Whilst the fire appears to have caused significant damage to the facility, which may result in some screening delays for programs recorded on site, M-Net and SuperSport are already hard at work with a view to resuming production as soon as possible in order to minimize any impact on viewing audiences at home. Further M-Net, SuperSport and MultiChoice are deeply thankful and grateful that no-one was injured during this unfortunate incident.
Report says Phillips warehouse in Ojota, which is home to MNET and Super Sport studios is on fire.
It was gathered that the fire started in MNET studio and has since spread to Super Sport.
There are currently two fire brigades on the scene.
Phillips Warehouse houses the Tinsel, Jara & Studio 53 sets.
The cause of the fire or amount of damage done to the structure is yet unknown.