Pay TV network, StarTimes will show today’s 2018 FIFA World Cup draw live to the homes of its subscribers. To satisfy its customers, StarTimes has promised to deliver all the moments and drama of the draw from the concert hall of the State Kremlin Palace, with a capacity of 6,000.
Brands and Marketing Director of StarTimes, Qasim Elegbede, said the firm in its quest to continuously fulfil its commitment to deliver a fine mix of sporting events to its subscribers, acquired the right tobroadcast the draw live as well as the behind the scenes happenings from the draw venue.
While noting that the World Cup draw at any particular year it happens is the biggest event of the year, Elegbede said, ‘’today’s World Cup draw officially kicks off the beginning of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia as it will determine which teams will be playing against each other and how nations prepare for the event, vis-a-vis selecting camp sites and who to play in friendlies. At StarTimes, we are extremely delighted to inform our subscribers that we have the rights to show the 2018 FIFA World Cup draw live and for fans of the Super Eagles, we assure them that they are in a for a treat as we show the event live from Russia.”
Elegbede said StarTimes has lined up a lot of activities to make Nigerian fans have the best World Cup experience. ‘’We have a total package of the World Cup on StarTimes. We have lined up a lot of unique activities for fans during this World Cup period, starting with the World Cup draw. We plan to take Nigerian fans to Russia to watch the World Cup live. The fans are going to be subscribers of StarTimes. StarTimes is the place to be for all the juicy details of the World Cup.”
He further hinted that StarTimes is the only pay TV network in Nigeria that will be showing the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi, pointing out that football enthusiasts will have the opportunity to watch Ronaldo, Ramos, Bale, Benzema and a host of other stars from other continental champions battle for the competition designed for the continental champions. They Pay TV operator is the only one with the rights to show the games and it is a testimony of their strength in depth in sports broadcasting.