Multichoice Hosts Football Fans At BPL Open Season


Lovers of football were treated to a full day of unforgettable football action as leading video entertainment provider, MultiChoice Nigeria, hosted them at a live screening of the first group of matches of the Barclays Premier League on Saturday, 8 August, at Landmark, Victoria Island in Lagos.

The event teemed with football enthusiasts, including DStv and GOtv subscribers, football analysts and media guests who witnessed a high definition broadcast of the matches alongside live studio commentary and analysis from SuperSport on-air personalities.

General Manager Marketing and Sales, MultiChoice Nigeria, Martin Mabutho said “the new football season kick-off event has become an annual occurrence. It is designed to bring the game of football closer to viewers while creating a convivial atmosphere of fun and excitement which sets the tone for the season”.


“DStv and GOtv subscribers are in for a bumper soccer season with SuperSport as the Barclays Premier League commences on Saturday. Throughout the football season, SuperSport will showcase over 900 live international matches, an offering unmatched anywhere on the continent”, he said.

Mabutho also thanked broadcast sponsors Guinness, Glo and Samsung for partnering with MultiChoice and for their contributions to making the SuperSport live screening of the 2015/2016 European football season kick-off event a memorable one.

The season got off to a roaring start with Manchester United in an early kick-off with Tottenham at the Old Trafford stadium. Other matches of the day were between newcomers Watford, in a fierce battle with Everton, Aston Villa vs. Bournemouth respectively. The lads of Sunderland had their season opener with Leicester while defending champions, Chelsea locked horns with Swansea City.


From this season onwards, the drama of the Barclays Premier League will unfold majorly on SuperSport 5 (225) which is now Africa’s new 24-hour home of the EPL. SuperSport 3 (223) will also host a good number of the EPL matches, even as it becomes home to other international football competitions such as the La Liga and UEFA Champion’s League. Complementing the live football is a variety of informative magazine shows and live programming which include PLTV Kick Off, Match Day Live, Fan Zone,Saturday/Sunday Review, Football Today, Classic Matches, Netbusters and Match of the Week.

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