By Dele Ogbodo in Abuja
The Managing Director of NTA StarTimes Sports channel, Mr. Maxwell Loko, over the week end said StartTimes is at the tail end of finetuning arrangement for the broadcast of Nigerian league matches through its NTA StarTimes channels platform.
He also assured that discussion has reached advanced stage with the league organizers for the broadcast of the Nigerian national league content as part of its bouquet to its audience across different continents.
The MD however admitted that management of NTA is not happy over the dominance of foreign contents on its channels at the expense of local and national league competitions.
Addressing stakeholders in Abuja at the commencement of the COPA America centenatrio, which kicked off exclusively weekend on the NTA StarTimes digital for its 8 million subscribers, Loko assured that all teething problems inhibiting the non-broadcast of local league matches will soon be resolved with the league organizers.
He said: “We have passionately been pursuing this in the last year details which I cannot say now, but we have not given up and once we are able to overcome these initial challenges that is the basic ore issues we shall call all of you again that StarTimes is going to have this bouquet and will be the proud sponsor of the Nigerian league.
“We are always not happy when we come here and talk only on content outside the country however there are a lot of issues but we are not given up and this is even a wakeup call for us so that we get on.”
For its over 5 years of digital broadcasting to over 8 million subscribers in Nigeria and 13 other African countries, he said StarTimes has become one of the best global brands with variety of contents.
While the COPA competition last, Loko said subscribers of the digital stand the chance of winning marvelous prizes which ranges from N250, 000 and other mouthwatering prizes.
He said: StarTimes over the past few years has positioned itself as the home of football with right of important football content. And as the new season commences we look forward to the COPA commences as there are a lot of opportunities that will be of interest to Nigerian football fans.
The MD said StarTimes decoder which is presently being sold for N3.999 can be recharged with as low as N1,200, and therefore offers subscribers opportunity to participate in its COPA raffle draws as the competition till 26th of June.