TStv accused of lying over content
Nigerian pay TV operator TStv Africa has been accused of lying to consumers about the sports content it is able to offer.
The struggling company, which resumed full operations last year, circulated a letter claiming it had acquired the broadcast rights to English Premier League (EPL) football for its Grande Sports channels and that it would be offering EPL coverage to all of Nigeria’s terrestrial channels free of charge.
It also claimed it had acquired exclusive rights to German football tournament DFB Pokal in sub-Saharan Africa up to 2022.
However, fellow pay TV sport operator SuperSport said the claims were false. “SuperSport is the only platform that has the EPL licensing and broadcasting rights for Nigeria and it airs the EPL games on MultiChoice Nigeria’s DStv pay TV platform,” the company said.
TStv has previously been accused of pirating sports content from Middle Eastern pay TV operator beIN. It has also face accusations of misleading the public and distributors over its TStv decoders.
SuperSport added that it had reported TStv Africa to the Premier League over the issue.
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