Nigeria: Multichoice Promises 'Greatest'

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MultiChoice Nigeria, has promised to give all its viewers the greatest coverage of the 26th edition of the African Nations Cup finals which gets underway in Ghana Sunday. Managing Director of the company, Collins Khumalo, in an interview with ThisDay revealed that all the 32 matches from the group stage all through to the final match on the 10th of next month in Accra would be broadcast live on three SuperSport channels namely 3, 5 and 6.

According to him: "We have concluded arrangement to the live telecast of the matches in a way we have not done before and it is our belief that Nigerians who have passion for football will follow the games religiously," he explained.

The MultiChoice package according to him, will ensure detailed previews and reviews of all the matches just as repeat broadcasts are also assured. He said further all the regular soccer analysts will be on hand just as some competent guest analysts will be on hand to add value to the coverage of biggest sporting fiesta on the continent.

Khumalo also took time to explain that the company had signed another four-year contract extension for the broadcast of the Carling Cup and the English FA Cup till 2012 while the regular coverage of the UEFA Champions League, South American World Cup qualifying round of matches and Europe 2008, which will come up this July, are also to be aired on the station. He stressed that the coverage of all the matches are the exclusive rights of MultiChoice.

On the conflict of intersts that may arise during the Nations Cup as regards the English Premier League, Khumalo explained that Super Sports 10 will take over flow of matches in case some matches in Ghana extend beyond their schedules.

(This Day (Lagos), 15 January 2008)