Less than a month before the 2014 World Cup kicks-off in Brazil, Nigerian football fans have been promised an uninterrupted broadcast of the football show piece.
According to Pay Digital-TV giants, MultiChoice Nigeria, all the matches at the Mundial would be televised to Nigerians’ homes non stop right from the kick off on 12 June to 13 July, 2014.
MultiChoice, which recently announced that SuperSport on its DStv platform had secured screening rights to all the matches of the World Cup, also assured its teeming audience of quality sound and picture.
Martin Mabutho, MultiChoice General Manager, Marketing, while speaking in Lagos, said they are determined to ensure that thrilling content in the best picture and sound quality are made available to all Nigerians.
Mabutho assured all their subscribers that all the World Cup matches would be screened live on DStv and GOtv platforms as well as SuperSport HD channels.
Mabutho stated that, “We are the pioneer digital pay television operator in Nigeria and have been in business for over 20 years. In those years, we have screened up to five World Cups during the rainy season in excellent picture and sound quality.
* Nigeria’s Super Eagles are expected to qualify for the second round in Brazil
“The World Cup falls within the rainy season and although rain fades do happen if there is torrential downpour accompanied by high winds, we have never encountered unaccountable signal loss during these times. I don’t expect this World Cup to be any different.”
Commenting on how to maximise transmission strength and reduce the chances of losing signal on a continuous basis. Managing Director of the company, Mr. John Ugbe, said: “It is worth noting that transmission works better when the signal strength programmed on the decoder from the satellite dish is at full functional capacity.
“It is important to have a DStv technician check on that every few months. It is a simple matter of an authorised technician checking the settings on the decoder, and also the positioning of the satellite dish to check that all is intact.”
Nigeria’s Super Eagles are in Group D along Argentina, Bosnia and Iran.