Pay-TV giant, MultiChoice Nigeria, has assured Nigerians of uninterrupted broadcast of the 2014 World Cup, which kicks off in Brazil next month.
MultiChoice, which recently announced that SuperSport on its DStv platform has secured screening rights to all the matches of the World Cup, is confident of screening the matches in excellent sound and picture quality.
Speaking in Lagos, Martin Mabutho, General Manager, Marketing, said the company is committed to continually deliver thrilling content in the best picture and sound quality available. He assured subscribers that all the World Cup matches will be screened live on its DStv and GOtv platforms, and will also be available on the SuperSport HD channels.
Mabutho allayed concerns that subscribers will experience signal interruption during the World Cup, stating instances in the past when the signal remained intact during the games.
“We are the pioneer digital pay television operator in Nigeria and have been in business for over 20 years. In those years, we have screened up to five World Cups during the rainy season in excellent picture and sound quality. The World Cup falls within the rainy season and although rain fades do happen if there is torrential downpour accompanied by high winds, we have never encountered unaccountable signal loss during these times. I don’t expect this World Cup to be any different,” he said.
Speaking in a similar vein, Managing Director of the company, Mr. John Ugbe, explained how to maximise transmission strength and reduce the chances of losing signal on a continuous basis. “It is worth mentioning that transmission works better when the signal strength programmed on the decoder from the satellite dish is at full functional capacity. It is important to have a DStv technician check on that every few months. It is a simple matter of an authorised technician checking the settings on the decoder, and also the positioning of the satellite dish to check that all is intact,” Ugbe advised.
In addition, Mabutho advised subscribers on how they can maximise the World Cup experience. “Some of the matches will be aired when you are in the office, or in traffic going to or from work. In these situations, our DStv mobile packages are always handy to ensure no action is missed during the World Cup. Walka 7 allows you to watch in traffic and no additional subscription is required for active premium subscribers.
We also have other pocket-sized devices like the iDrifta, which works with smartphones (android and iOs) and tablets. The Explora, with its two terabytes memory, gives viewers the opportunity to record all the games on the decoder and keep them for good. You can also access all the games that have been stacked through the Catch Up feature on the Explora decoder. Furthermore, Supersport will repeat some of the matches to ensure that as many subscribers as possible catch them all,” he explained.