The Nigeria Television Authority and the League Management Company (LMC) signed a broadcast partnership for production of matches of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), the LMC announced on their official website.
The papers were signed by the LMC Chairman Dikko and Mallam Yakubu Ibn Muhammed, the Director General of NTA.
An official statement jointly signed by the heads of the two organisations indicate that the LMC and NTA will be setting up a private sector driven company to manage the business of the broadcast production.
“The company which shall be operated as a private, commercial venture will leverage its operations on the huge infrastructure, technical and human capacity and equipment of NTA spread across the country,” the statement says.
“The equipment includes very high grade eight Outside Broadcast (OB) Vans specially designed for football and sports coverage, which had been acquired by the Federal Government at huge cost.
“The operation of the company, as envisaged will rely on the services of international technical partners and domestic expertise to provide the much needed vehicle for the production of high quality programmes and events for broadcast in the sports and entertainment industries. This model is in keeping with proven international best practices in sports content production, distribution and broadcast”.