Nigeria: Super Sports, Green World Communications Secure Broadcast Rights


South Africa Television outfit, Super Sports and Green World Communications Limited have been given the exclusive right to produce and ensure adequate coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games qualifier match between Nigerian U-23 team, the Dream Team and their South African counterparts to all Nigerians and viewers outside the country.

Deputy Secretary General of NFA, Musa Ahmedu, who is in charge of General Services said last week during a press conference that NFA gave Super Sports the right to produce the crucial match in order to have quality production because many countries outside Nigeria would want to download the match from Super Sports for broadcast to their respective countries.

As for the territory of Nigeria and the terrestrial television, Ahmedu said Green World Communication Limited has been given the exclusive media rights for the March 26 encounter involving the Amagluglug of South Africa and the Nigerian Under-23 team. "Every Television station interested in broadcasting the match have to get in touch with Green World Communications Limited."

The NFA Deputy Secretary General said NFA held several meeting with BON stations on the need to bid and buy the match but noted that the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA insisted on performing their social responsibility to the people by beaming the match, live and free." He said other Television stations were contacted but failed to respond with only AIT and Green World Communication bidding before the latter won the media rights.