MultiChoice Nigeria has announced a bumper coverage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and a special Big Brother Naija +SA edition for its customers on DStv and GOtv. This was disclosed at the MultiChoice Media Showcase which was held in Lagos on Thursday.
Speaking on the special coverage of the football Mundial and the next Big Brother reality TV show, CEO, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe said all 64 matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be live on DStv and GOtv. He added that the special Big Brother edition will mirror the intense rivalry between Nigeria and MultiChoice parent country, South Africa. “Africans are firm and passionate soccer supporters. This is also why we’re excited to bring every single fan all the action in their language along with local commentary. To add value to all our customers, MultiChoice is making all 64 World Cup matches available in 14 different local languages including Pidgin, Yoruba, Igbo, and Hausa."
“For the big rivalry on the African continent, we’re bringing viewers a Big Brother show like no other: a ‘contest’ between housemates from Nigeria and South Africa – in one house. This Big Brother edition will have housemates from the two giants of Africa, Nigeria, and South Africa, together in one house. The date for the show will be announced in due course," he said.
Touching on the investment by MultiChoice in growing content offering for customers' pleasure, Executive Head of Content, MultiChoice Nigeria, Dr. Busola Tejumola, said customers will be spoiled for choice in the coming months, as the company will be unveiling a chain of new programmes on its Africa Magic channels.
Highlighting some of the new content customers can look out for, Tejumola said popular comedy series, The Johnsons, will return for the new season which will honour the show's late cast, Ada Ameh.
Speaking further, she said customers should look out for a new 260-episode local series 'The Covenant', and another 260-episode local series titled 'Itura', starting from October 3. She added that the popular Africa Magic series, 'Tinsel', and 'The Rishantes', will also make a return in a few weeks.
"For the holidays, our holiday channel will go live in November and will be showing some global events and carnivals. The Calabar Carnival in Cross River State will be live on this channel. Also, Crime and Justice Lagos will premiere on Showmax later this year. Customers can also look out for our first local animation series coming soon," she said.
All showcased content will be available to both DStv and GOtv customers.