AFCON 2013: 8m Euro stops Nigerian TVs

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The Director General of the Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria (BON), Alhaji Abubakar Jijiwa, has said that the rights for AFCON 2013 tournament in South Africa was over priced.Afcon-Logo

Explaining why Nigerian football lovers may be deprived from watching matches of the forthcoming tournament, Alhaji Jijiwa said although the tournament was already sponsored by a telecoms company; Orange, a France based company was also charging Nigerian broadcasters 8 million Euros..

He said, “Nigerian broadcasters  have refused to pay the 8million Euro media rights charged by a French company for Nigerian media to air the matches of the forth coming African Nations Cup matches on terrestrial TV stations.”

Alhaji Jijiwa and a host of other panelists explained the crises behind the media rights issue on Channels TV programme .

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