Posted by admin on February 6, 2021
The League Management Company has finally decided to go digital with its content by birthing the NPFL.Tv App for Nigerian Professional Football League fixtures.
NPFL.TV was launched in December 2020. It already has more than 10,000 downloads on Google’s Play Store with thousands mostly by Nigerians based abroad.
The NPFL.TV app has a silky smooth interface which guarantees a smooth transition between its different sections.
The Live section is reserved for live games.
It is important to note that the streaming app shows only one live game per match day, usually on Sundays.
Although, some users have raised eyebrows about this fact.
They say that if they must pay to watch live matches then they must have options to select from per game week.
“Since we are paying, we should be able to select the matches we want to watch,” said Toluwalope Samuel.
Nwukabu Danjuma was of the same opinion, insisting that it would be helpful to play matches on different days as against playing 80% of them at the same time.
This, he believes, would help the app stream more interesting.
An LMC official known as Andy, explained why paying users can’t choose games they want to watch.
He noted that there are plans to have as many games at a time in the future. But, for now, the app is basically in its testing stage mode.
He also noted that the app is free until certain details have been sorted after which ₦1,500 subscription fee will be required per month:
“Games are free for now. There are plans to have as many games as possible. Subscription isn’t tied to that for now. It is tied to what is going to be beamed,”– said Andy, an LMC staff.
He also noted that users do not need to worry about subscriptions until some time in the future. He didn’t say indicate when that will be though.
The NPFL is one of the oldest football leagues in Africa established in 1972.
But the league began to suffer massive setback around the late 1990s and the early 2000s.
Estimatedly, Nigerians lose an estimate of over $200 million annually that could have been accrued from media rights paid to other countries for the local consumption of foreign league content, purchase of items like jerseys as well as endorsement by local brands.
One of the steps the LMC has taken in reversing its fortune is granting prospective audience ready access to NPFL games, results, table, live scores, all on the new NPFL.Tv App (https://www.npfl.tv/).
This post was first published on GoalBall.
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