Mary Ekah

As DSTV continues to device means to satisfy its numerous viewers, it has persistently added more interesting features to its various channels. And this time, it’s at it again in that the world’s best football leagues, the Barclays Premier League (EPL) and La Liga and the Euro 2016 have been made available to DStv Compact subscribers in all their HD glory, at no extra cost.

Speaking during a press briefing to intimate journalists about this latest development, which kicked off in February 2016, the Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe explained that one of MultiChoice’s key priorities is to put subscribers’ needs at the heart of everything it does, adding, “Since this has been tough economic times for everyone, we are excited that we can now deliver the best football action in the world to our Compact subscribers while ensuring that this development doesn’t negatively impact them financially.”

To this end, SuperSport launched two new sports channels, SuperSport 11 (DStv channel 231) and SuperSport 12 (DStv channel 232), dedicated to showcasing the EPL and La Liga respectively on the DStv Compact bouquet.  This means that all Compact football fans will now be able to enjoy the biggest games of the season.

More football excitement continues on SS12 in the Spanish league where Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Luis Suarez are leading what’s possibly the world’s most potent attack for Barcelona this football season.

Subscribers will find out if Barça can claim their 24th La Liga crown against Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid this season.  They will also watch as the two football teams test each other’s mettle on the 3rd of April when they meet in the first El Clasico derby of 2016 at Barça’s Camp Nou.

In the meantime, Compact subscribers can also feast their eyes on other exciting Spanish matches while Valencia takes on Atletico Madrid on March 6. As well as catch the games plus highlights, magazine programming, pre-match discussions and panel shows on SS12.

Furthermore, MultiChoice Nigeria is announcing a price slash on Explora and Zapper decoders bundled with the Compact bouquet. The Explora, dish kit with 1 month Compact subscription initially sold at N71, 000 has been reduced by more than 50 per cent to N30,000; while the DStv Zapper decoder, dish kit plus 1 month Compact subscription will now be sold at N12,500 as against the previous price of N18,500. This offer, which is valid while stocks last further reiterates MultiChoice’s commitment to provide Nigerians with quality entertainment they can afford.

“As part of MultiChoice Africa’s ongoing efforts to improve our products and offering, DStv Compact subscribers can look forward to even more exciting sport and entertainment this year.

The Euro 2016 tournament which will kick off on 10 June until 10 July on the new SuperSport channels will keep our football loving subscribers enthralled while they wait for the next season to start in August 2016”, Ugbe said.

It would be recalled that in July last year, MultiChoice revamped its DStv Compact bouquet to include over 95 world class channels at a monthly subscription of N6, 000. Some of the new channels include AfricaMagic Igbo, AfricaMagic Urban, BBC Brit, CBeebies, Eva, M-City and Zee World.