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OurTV secures La Liga rights

Direct-to-home satellite TV service OurTV has bagged the Nigerian broadcast rights to matches from Spanish top-flight men’s football league La Liga.

OurTV will air the La Liga Santander matches live on its sports channel 120.

Olusola Peters, head of marketing for OurTV, said the partnership partly fulfilled one of the promises made to its users and sports lovers who have been demanding live matches.

He said: “This is one major milestone for OurTV and we want to thank our esteemed users who have always believed and supported us.

“We value your input and suggestions as it is a core culture in OurTV to listen and please our viewers as much as we can. You asked for it. You now have it. Congratulations to us all. This is the beginning and it can only get better.”

He added that OurTV offers content ranging from entertainment to news, education, kids and sports.

“OurTV is Nigerian, aggregated in Nigeria and transmitted on a Nigerian satellite. It is being received on a decoder made in Nigeria by Nigerians. A one-time payment of set-up boxes that offers over 18 unique and exciting channels with the use of home-grown services,” he said.

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NBC urges new stations to abide by codes

Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has urged operators of newly licensed TV outfits to abide by the nation’s broadcasting codes.

Armstrong Idachaba

Acting NBC director general Armstrong Idachaba recently met with Trefoil Networks MD Onochie Amasiani, who was representing the management of recently licensed broadcaster OurTv, at the commission.

During the meeting, held to formally inform NBC management about OurTv and present its set-up box, Idachaba said broadcasters must abide by the NBC’s broadcasting code and avoid divisive content. He also thanked the management of OurTv for their commitment to promoting local content.

‘‘We commend you for your continued commitment to the broadcast industry. I am quite sure you have invested your resources, time and energy in promoting broadcasting in Nigeria,” Idachaba said.

“We are glad that part of what you are putting up is largely indigenous. I take cognisance of the fact you are already creating jobs for the Nigerian youth.

‘‘Be sure that whatever content you carry promote the image of Nigeria, its culture and conditions. You must bring Nigerians together; you must not bring hate or divisiveness. We hope you become good ambassadors representing us at international hub. When you do that, I can assure you that the current management of NBC, and even in the future, will give you all the support you require.”

Amasiani, meanwhile, pledged to partner with the commission to fulfil OurTv’s corporate social responsibilities.

He said: “OurTv is an expression of local content. OurTv was fully integrated in Nigeria by Nigerians [and is] transmitted on the Nigerian satellite Nigcomsat1R, received by set-top boxes made in Nigeria and managed by a Nigerian company.

“We are here to present the baby that NBC licensed to us a couple of years back and to inform the commission that it is alive and kicking and healthy and ready to go.

“We are the pioneer users of NigComSat because we believe in Nigeria and are confident that this has come to stay. The local content and progress made so far has reinforced our belief that this is the way to go.”

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