Amidst the rising cost of living, football fans are looking for affordable means to watch live matches and MultiChoice seems not to be the answer.
MultiChoice boasts of rich football content from the English Premier League, UEFA Championâ€™s League, La Liga and the ongoing EURO 2020, but most subscribers say these top-flight games are above their reach.
The ongoing EURO 2020 is a bag of mixed feelings for subscribers who hitherto have been promised the live actions, only for those on lower-segment subscription to realize that they can only access select matches, which they could equally have watched on terrestrial TV stations.
EURO 2020 is not exclusive to MultiChoice, its major digital-TV rival, StarTimes, that also boasts of an array of topflight football rights, offers all the matches live and in HD as low as N1700 monthly, while some terrestrial TV stations like ONtv, Silverbird TV and Wazobia Max are airing select matches. Terrestrial TV picture quality canâ€™t compare with digital TV which offers crystal-clear picture quality.
Expressing their shock, subscribers took the cry to DStv and GOtvâ€™s social media handles. On Facebook, James Kayode said: â€œCan you imagine, we can’t watch Euro 2020 with #2560 on Dstv, while StarTimes is showing all matches at #1700.â€
Another subscriber asked: â€œWhy canâ€™t package 2,600 show this Euro matches again, except the selected matches? Why was 204 channel remove from d package?â€
While Olamide Adeyinka Adeyemi said: â€œThis is rubbish the match that those using free to air decoders are watching for free whatâ€™s not available on yanga package. Hell with you Dstv.â€
Subscribers also besieged Twitter during UEFA Champions League final to express their regrets. @official_sonataslim said â€œhow will I subscribe compact and you guys won’t show the final, mhen DSTV sucksâ€
@official_sonataslim said â€œDstv u guys are thief @dstvnigeria why won’t u show d match on compact packageâ€
@god_with__uss â€œso i can’t watch on compact? lol Dstv?â€
@diiceofficial_ â€œI thought u guys are showing it on compact, nawa ooo. Naso una dey do??
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