It was an enthralling football experience as video entertainment company, MultiChoice Nigeria treated fans to an exciting live screening of Premier League (EPL) matches played on Sunday 14 August 2016 at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
This year’s football season kick-off event staged by MultiChoice provided football lovers and MultiChoice customers with the opportunity to witness live commentary and analysis from the Liverpool legend, and SuperSport pundit, John Barnes, including other pundits such as Segun Agbede, Nigeria’s ex international, Victor Ikpeba, and Charles Anazado who were all on ground to give the fans a real-time football experience with a personal touch.
In his opening remarks, General Manager, Marketing and Sales, MultiChoice Nigeria, Martin Mabutho, said: “MultiChoice is committed to delighting its customers with exciting football action this new season. We are especially happy to do so at this time when the Premier League parades top-class coaches who are all set to contend for the most coveted premiership title, and other exciting continental leagues.”
“As part of plans to give our subscribers a memorable experience, we invited John Barnes to Nigeria to join us in ushering in the new football season. For us at MultiChoice, this event has become an annual obligation to our subscribers and football fans. It is designed to bring the game of football closer to viewers while also creating a convivial atmosphere of fun and excitement which sets the tone for the season”.
Mabutho also expressed his appreciation to the broadcast sponsors, Guinness Nigeria and Glo, for making the event a rewarding one for football fans.
“DStv and GOtv subscribers are in for a bumper football season with SuperSport beginning with the Premier League which kicked-off on Saturday, 13 August. All 760 games of the new Premier League and La Liga season will be available on DStv, and SuperSport will bring viewers unprecedented football coverage including the UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Champions League, the FA Cup, the Capital ONE Cup, the Spanish Super Cup, Copa Del Rey final and the German Cup and more”, said Felix Awogu, general manager SuperSport, West Africa.
“As always, our viewers should expect the best of coverage from SuperSport and commentaries from top-class football pundits who are committed to giving football fans a worthwhile experience,” Awogu concluded.
This season will bring an exciting new dimension with the Premier League scheduling Friday fixtures for the very first time. These, too, will be part of SuperSport’s vast Premiership offering to football fans. As usual, Saturdays will be firm football days with simultaneous 4pm (CAT) kickoffs that will see SuperSport air up to three extra games at a time over multiple SuperSport channels SS3, SS5, SS6, SS7 and SS11. The popular 24-hour Premier League channel will continue as standard on SS11, reaffirming SuperSport as the home of international football.
DStv Compact customers will continue to enjoy the best football leagues in the world this new football season for a monthly subscription of N6,000. SS11 will continue to be the home of the EPL while SuperSport 12 will once again become a dedicated 24-hour La Liga channel where fans of teams like Real Madrid and Barcelona will have plenty to enthuse about when the season starts on 19 August 2016.
Complementing the live football is a variety of informative magazine shows and live programming, which include PLTV Kick Off, Match Day Live, Fan Zone, Football Today, Saturday/ Sunday Review, Classic Matches, Netbusters and Match of the Week.