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Nigeria: Pay-TV Operator TStv In Fake Content Scam

Nigeria's struggling pay-TV service provider, TStv, is embroiled in a content scam with a letter circulating and falsely stating that TStv has secured the broadcast rights to the English Premier League (EPL) for its Grande Sports channels and will also be giving the EPL to all of Nigeria's terrestrial channels free of charge.

Supersport says that it is all a lie.

On Thursday Supersport confirmed it is the only platform that has the EPL licensing and broadcasting rights for Nigeria and it airs the EPL games on MultiChoice Nigeria's DStv pay-TV platform.

This is not the first time that TStv is involved in a fake-content scandal and non-existant acquisitions. The pay-TV operator was previously accused of pirating sports content from the Middle East's beIN pay-TV operator, and for allegedly not being truthful to the public and to distributors about its TStv decoders.

In addition to claiming to have EPL rights and falsely stating that those rights would be filtered down to all of Nigeria's terrestrial TV channels, the letter further falsely claimed that TStv had acquired exclusive rights for DFB Pokal in Sub-Saharan Africa for 2019 up to 2022.

TStv allegedly shared the same information on its social media pages.

SuperSport said that TStv does not have the rights and that SuperSport has reported the matter to the Premier League, who would now be taking the necessary action against TStv.


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