As Nigerians prepare to exercise their right to vote during the upcoming elections, MultiChoice assures its subscribers that they can stay connected to the election updates through over 10 local and international news channels on DStv and GOtv.
Subscribers of DStv can remain informed about the election in various parts of the country, through the channels on the platform such as; Channels Television, SilverBird Television, African Independent Television (AIT), Muhri International Television (MiTV), Nigerian Television Authority (NTAi), Lagos Television (LTV), as well as the international and global news channels like CNN, CNBC Africa, BBC, Al Jazeera, and Arise News.
While GOtv subscribers can be informed through international news channels such as CNN, Al Jazeera and Arise. On the local platform, GOtv subscribers will also get to watch all free to air news channels.
Martin Mabutho, General Manager Marketing, MultiChoice Nigeria said these channels will provide insightful and thorough coverage of the election and post-election activities in Nigeria. "Without a doubt we have a wide enough array of news channels offering our subscribers different perspectives and angles on the election. The channels have a duty to inform and we have provided the platforms for them to do so."
CNN will be covering the crucial Nigeria elections in-depth across TV, online and mobile. Senior international correspondent Nima Elbagir will be leading the network's coverage on the ground in Nigeria, backed by expert analysis from around the world.
Deborah Rayner, Senior Vice President of Newsgathering at CNN International, said: "With major issues around international security and energy on the table, this is a vitally important election for Nigeria, West Africa and beyond."
Also speaking on CNBC Africa's coverage of the Nigeria elections, Wole Famurewa, CNBC Africa Markets Editor West Africa said, "CNBC Africa will provide in depth coverage of Nigeria's general elections from the channel's state of the art studios in Lagos and Port Harcourt including regular crossings to reporters monitoring the polls across the country. The channel will provide insightful analysis on Africa's largest economy by engaging leading economists, political analysts, as well as business leaders in both the public and private sector. The channel will also tackle the big issues that Nigeria's president and lawmakers must address over the next four years in order for Nigeria to maintain its positioning in Africa and further its progress on the global stage."
The chairman of Arise News, Nduka Obaigbena has also confirmed coverage of the Nigerian Elections. "Our expert team of reporters and journalists will be providing up to the minute news, features and in-depth analysis from Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Kano and other cities, on the crucial Presidential, Legislative, and State elections that will define the way forward for Africa's biggest democracy and most vibrant economy. Anchored from our state of the art studios in Abuja and backed by a team of independent commentators and political analysts this is the channel to watch for a clear, concise and above all comprehensive coverage of how the election unfolds and what it means for the people of Nigeria, Africa and the world."
For more information on programmes on local and international news channels, please visit www.dstv.com