In a surprising turn of events, reports making rounds suggest that the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) management is on the verge of abandoning the idea of using a live streaming app to broadcast league matches this season.
Instead, they appear poised to partner with giants like Startimes and DSTV, Elegbete Tv understands.
Reliable sources have revealed that NPFL is discontinuing its association with Propel Sports, the company initially slated to handle the league’s streaming using cutting-edge AI technology.
Propel Sports had been diligently preparing and testing their AI Cameras in ten stadiums across the country.
However, the latest news delivers a crushing blow, potentially sinking their multi-million-dollar deal.
Elegbete Tv gathered that both Startimes and DSTV have made offers to secure broadcasting rights, with Startimes making a particularly enticing proposal.
NPFL club owners are reportedly leaning towards embracing the Startimes deal, indicating a significant shift in the league’s broadcasting landscape.
As the NPFL prepares to make a crucial decision regarding its broadcasting rights, Nigerians are watching with bated breath to see if this shift away from Propel Sports’ streaming app will mark a game-changing moment for Nigerian football.
There believed to be internal disagreements among team owners about which deal to accept, which has made it unclear when the league would begin.
Some team owners appreciate the Startimes deal because it is more lucrative than the Supersports one, but others consider the Superports arrangement to be superior because of its bigger reach.
The Propel sports contract appears to be gone as of this moment.
Hopefully, a fixed date for the league to resume activities will also be announced.