MultiChoice Group has announced that the channels will broadcast all 52 games of the forthcoming African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
DSTV Nigeria made this announcement via its official X handle on Wednesday.
The tweet reads, “No gree for anybody! Watch all 52 matches of the #afcon2023 on @supersports
Afcon #DStvnigeria #supereagles.”
The company stated that the broadcasting rights are “non-exclusive,” adding that the matches will “be available on most bouquets on DStv and GOtv”.
This comes a few weeks after MultiChoice disclosed that it failed to acquire the broadcasting rights for AFCON.
The company was beaten to the broadcasting rights by New World TV, a Togolese audio-visual group.
New World TV had won the rights to broadcast all of CAF’s 13 competitions to a sub-Saharan African audience for two years.
The initial announcement by MultiChoice has left most football fans in sub-Saharan Africa unsure of their viewing of the forthcoming continental competition.
Startimes had also announced it struck a sublicensing deal with New World TV and would air all the competition games.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) also signed a memorandum of understanding with AfroSports TV, a cross-continental free-to-air (FTA) sports channel, to broadcast AFCON to the Nigerian audience.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria landed in the Ivory Coast on Wednesday.
The team is in Group A alongside the hosts, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau.
Nigeria will take on Equatorial Guinea in their opening game on January 14 before facing Ivory Coast four days later and rounding off the group stage with the Guinea-Bissau tie.