The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) has clinched the exclusive broadcasting rights for all 52 matches of the upcoming African Cup of Nations scheduled from January 13 to February 11, 2024, in Ivory Coast. This significant development comes on the heels of NTA’s successful Memorandum of Understanding signing with Afro Sports.
In a tweet from its official handle, the NTA declared, “NTA signs Memorandum of Understanding with Afro Sports for transmission of 52 matches of Africa Cup Of Nations in Cote D’ivoire.” This announcement positions NTA as the primary broadcaster for the highly anticipated football tournament, ensuring comprehensive coverage for Nigerian viewers.
Contrarily, Multichoice, the parent company of DStv, confirmed last Wednesday that it would not be airing the African Cup of Nations on its platform. The satellite broadcaster cited failure to secure the broadcasting rights for the continent’s premier football event on its SuperSport channels.
The NTA’s successful collaboration underscores its commitment to delivering extensive coverage of major sporting events to the Nigerian audience. With this agreement, NTA is set to bring the excitement and drama of the African Cup of Nations directly into millions of homes across the nation.
In light of DSTV’s inability to secure the rights, NTA’s initiative ensures football enthusiasts in Nigeria have a reliable and accessible platform to follow the action. The broadcast is expected to commence with the opening match on January 13, continuing through to the final on February 11, providing in-depth coverage of each match and ensuring fans do not miss any crucial moments.