StarTimes, NTA to beam FIFA U17 World Cup matches

Pay-TV company, StarTimes along with Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) have announced that they are bringing FIFA U17 World Cup matches.

The tournament in being held between October 17 and November 8 in Chile. NTA TV Enterprises holds exclusive TV rights for the event for Nigeria as well as Africa. According to Maxwell Loko, who is the Managing Director of NTA TV, the company is collaborating with other partners to bring the matches on NTA sports network as well as other free-to-air sports platform.

“We are always excited by the Golden Eaglets because of their impressive record in FIFA U-17 World Cup. They also have a trophy winning habit which is why we have concluded plans to air their live matches’ schedule that falls within two times belts to the local viewers,” Loko said, according to

In related news, StarTimes recently unveiled two new sports bouquets called Sports Play and Sports Plus. The channel packs are designed for customers of both “basic” as well as “classic” Digital Terrestrial (DTT) and Digital Satellite (DTH).

“We remain committed to the provision of exceptional customer services to our subscribers by ensuring that they have access to the finest premium quality local and international contents on a carefully selected bouquet designed to meet the viewing needs of the whole family, while providing flexible pricing options,” said Israel Bolaji, Public Relations Manager at NTA-Star TV Network, according to ThisDayLive.