NBC Shares EPL Broadcast Rights with BBS
By Ikenna UGWU
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has opted to share its English Premier League viewing right with Brila Broadcasting Services Limited and other broadcasting stations in the country on mutually agreed terms.
The development followed a letter signed by the station’s chairman/CEO, Dr.Larry Izamoje informing the commission that Brila Broadcasting Services Ltd was granted Radio rights for the Nigeria territory for matches of the English Premier League (EPL) and a request for approval to share it with other radio stations.
In a letter to Brila Broadcasting Service Limited, approving the request, Mark Ojiah, secretary to the commission stated that, “The fact that you are disposed to making the content available to other operators as required by the Nigeria Broadcasting Code is both encouraging and commendable.”
UTV Media (GB) Limited, the Football Association Premier League Limited’s global audio partner had appointed Brila Broadcasting Services its exclusive English Premier League broadcast partner for the Nigerian territory ONLY. With this rights acquisition, Brila FM in Nigeria will carry talkSPORT’s live with Barclays Premier League commentary.
The Commission sees this move by Brila Broadcasting Services Limited as a right step in the right direction of partnering to ensure the right to quality broadcasting for the good people of Nigeria.