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The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by Maxymilliano(m): 12:53pm On Jan 22, 2013
Why We Couldn't Pay For Live Transmission Of AFCON 2013 – Maku


The Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku on Monday said that Nigeria’s inability to broadcast live matches from the African Nations Cup was in the interest of sports development in the country. 

Maku said this during an inspection of ongoing work at the Inland River Port in Oguta, Imo. 

The minister, who apologised to Nigerians for the blackout on live matches of the tournament, said that the demand of the rights holder was highly exploitative. 

According to Maku, “it is necessary for Nigeria to call their bluff because they were not willing to bring down the price despite efforts by the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON)

“All efforts made by BON through the agent LC2 did not work. From eight million euros, they came to six million then 4.5 million Euro; so you can see that it is not a scientific charge, it is a kind of casino pricing. 

“BON decided that this year, Nigeria should call the bluff of this agent and maybe next time the Confederation of African Football will be more sensitive when it comes to hiring of agents to vent the broadcasting rights of the African Nations Cup,” he said. 

The minister said that Nigeria would no longer tolerate agents who would turn the country into a cash cow. 

“Nigeria cannot be a cash cow for every agent to come and exploit. We have to call the bluff of people that want to abuse our generosity. 

“We are making this collective sacrifice for a better future. We will work with BON to agree on a new formula for these prices and we will want to see that what we pay should not be different from any other African country.” 

He said that broadcast stations would have ran at a loss because no telecommunications company would have advertised knowing that this year’s Nations Cup was sponsored by Orange, also a telecommunications company. 

He said that the Federal Government had offered to augment the cost if BON could negotiate a fair price but the agents said they could not move from the price tag they were offering. 

“BON advised government not to intervene. 

“They said they will not want the government to use public money to any agent because it is not good to our country and the agent has not treated Nigeria fairly.”

He however assured that Nigerians would get a better deal in 2014.

Several efforts by BON to strike a deal with the right holders, LC2 did not yield any result. (NAN) 

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/01/why-we-couldnt-pay-for-live-transmission-of-afcon-2013-maku/
Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by lekkie073(m): 1:11pm On Jan 22, 2013
south africa as a nation has now made it a matter of obligation to ex̣ploit nigeria whenever however. this is a good decision on the part our sport commission to passa message.....we will not continuàlly be taken for a ride.

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Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by Abujafood: 2:23pm On Jan 22, 2013
It's even good the price was too high, they saved my Nigerians from developing high BP, Imagine Nigeria losing 3 - 0 to Ethiopia, that would be suicidal for many fans!

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Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by aglomar: 2:24pm On Jan 22, 2013
A penny compared to what you guys steal

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Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by lacasa: 2:25pm On Jan 22, 2013
But when its to build Banquet halls & houses for govt officials worth billions, the Price wnt be a problem.


#only in Nigeria

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Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by Ibrahimolaitan(m): 2:25pm On Jan 22, 2013
bicos we re rulling by bad leadership. they only after their self intrest not masses intrest. only God can av mercy on us.
Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by lekibraky(m): 2:26pm On Jan 22, 2013
what are we going to enjoy as a citizen if Ordinary Ghana is showing it live for its citizens. still on the matter 2015 PDP must go naani

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Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by SimonAndal(m): 2:27pm On Jan 22, 2013
London bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down, london bridge is falling down, my fair lady!
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You spin my balls right round right round, when you go down, when you go down town!
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Gimme gimme more, gimme more, gimme gimme more!

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Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by Nobody: 2:27pm On Jan 22, 2013
So where will the money budgeted for this go into?

Since you didn't pay for the broadcasting, wey d money?

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Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by yuzedo: 2:27pm On Jan 22, 2013
Ok.. undecided
Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by momodub: 2:27pm On Jan 22, 2013
na today .....make them leave matter for market women shooo
Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by iamswizz(m): 2:28pm On Jan 22, 2013
but ur retardeen boss uses 1 billion to feed that his wife and obessed son

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Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by slap1(m): 2:29pm On Jan 22, 2013
Far too much money has been spent on irrelevant things. Not a valid excuse.
Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by vincent09(m): 2:29pm On Jan 22, 2013
Pls how much is a cup of egusi in the market now?
Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by Austinobisnr(m): 2:30pm On Jan 22, 2013
gettin our facilities in order, makin sports more profitable &getting d priv, sector involved in nigerian football will set us up stage, enable us win hosting rights, &we wldnt have to beg for broadcasting rights. Dis is all as a result of our inability to plan long term, instead, we want short term solutions
Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by executinal(m): 2:30pm On Jan 22, 2013
Better because if FG actually intervened, naija we see it as an avenue to loot.
Thanks for your clarification and openness.











TEAM GEJ 2015 = FRESH BREEZE cool cool cool
Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by Nobody: 2:30pm On Jan 22, 2013
angry The result of the demise of NTA after it was handed over to the leadership of Utaba Mallams

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Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by Nobody: 2:32pm On Jan 22, 2013
Because probably you've been agreeing to the other deals. And most especially the key players in Nigeria (telecom coys) pulled out because of orange.

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Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by BizBooks(m): 2:33pm On Jan 22, 2013
Maxymilliano:
He however assured that Nigerians would get a better deal in 2014.

Which 2014 is the minister talking about? The next Cup of Nations will be in 2015 not 2014.
It looks like he is using the old schedule.

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Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by palugycolina(m): 2:33pm On Jan 22, 2013
lekibraky: what are we going to enjoy as a citizen if Ordinary Ghana is showing it live for its citizens. still on the matter 2015 PDP must go naani


Do u or anyone here have an idea how much ghana or any other african country paid?



Naija which way...
Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by Nobody: 2:35pm On Jan 22, 2013
It's like a parent telling his child he didn't buy a Xmas present because the prices where too high! He wants to teach them a lesson so next time the prices won't be that high.

Meanwhile, present pikin no see, money too pikin no see. How do you expect your child to feel?

You would have paid for at least 2 matches with the approved money if na only 2 matches we fit afford! angry

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Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by carletta(m): 2:37pm On Jan 22, 2013
Dats not an excuse, jst like fuel subsidy, dis is 1 of those avenue where a common nigerian cld b part of d national cake,its very shameful 2 note dat we can nt watch our own turnament yet we expect teaming support for our team in particular n africa footbal as a whole.....can dat price b compared 2 d money voted in 2 refurbish d vice presidents apartment? Who is fooling who?

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Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by yomalex(m): 2:38pm On Jan 22, 2013
I understand this people steal our money but i think this is a good decision .

they have been conspiracy theories too.

Dstv showing the match on select channel expecting it to be ss2 or ss3. if you dont have money for dstv you will surely buy gotv just for afcon.
Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by taharqa: 2:38pm On Jan 22, 2013
lacasa: But when its to build Banquet halls & houses for govt officials worth billions, the Price wnt be a problem.


#only in Nigeria
MUMU-ish! Did they tell u dat it is d govt of 9jaria or any oda country for that mata that pay for these TV Rights OR d TV/Radio stations themselves (in dis case, dier associatn BON)... Read more slowly nx time so yr brain can keep up with d pace, k?
Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by AdaNri1(f): 2:39pm On Jan 22, 2013
Thinking of it in that sense no problem. But I know the people who made this decision were just being selfish. If not, where is the money that was budgeted for it? Nonsense! Its our selifishness that can make other nations exploit us any how. They know that they are dealing with crooks. Thank God I'm watching eurosport
Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by tchaik(m): 2:40pm On Jan 22, 2013
AFCON 20013

Host = South Africa

Transmission right in Nigeria = DSTV

DSTV = South Africa!




*and some people think its only MTN*

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Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by taharqa: 2:43pm On Jan 22, 2013
Ibrahim olaitan: bicos we re rulling by bad leadership. they only after their self intrest not masses intrest. only God can av mercy on us.
Oh! You mean there is 'bad leadaship' in AIT, NTA, STV, LTV, CHANNELS, FRCN, MINAJ etc. Didnt know dat; plz wat do we do to remove d 'bad leadas' in these mostly PRIVATE organisatn who cud nt secure broadcast rights of AFCON 2013 for demselves and for us??....

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Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by taharqa: 2:46pm On Jan 22, 2013
Ada Nri1: Thinking of it in that sense no problem. But I know the people who made this decision were just being selfish. If not, where is the money that was budgeted for it? Nonsense! Its our selifishness that can make other nations exploit us any how. They know that they are dealing with crooks. Thank God I'm watching eurosport
Money was budgetd for AFCON broadcast rights? Really? Which country wud dat be?... Sm of u chaps shld learn to keep quiet in PUBLIC plz....

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Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by Kx: 2:47pm On Jan 22, 2013
Why wont BON call their bluff?

If a whole NEPA could have generator sets and i better pass my neigbour,
who says BON offices dont have dstv's in their offices to watch the matches live?

Nigerians should nt just blame the uncaring govt, blame poverty as well.
Poverty and the in-ability to afford dstv made a lot of Nigerians unable to call the govts bluff and hook up to dstv.
Poverty denies u the ability to afford subsititues when d govt dont care.

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Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by carletta(m): 2:48pm On Jan 22, 2013
taharqa: MUMU-ish! Did they tell u dat it is d govt of 9jaria or any oda country for that mata that pay for these TV Rights OR d TV/Radio stations themselves (in dis case, dier associatn BON)
wateva atlease i knw dat d minister of information is not d MD of BON...if u knw wat i mean!

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Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by taharqa: 2:48pm On Jan 22, 2013
Vikin: So where will the money budgeted for this go into?

Since you didn't pay for the broadcasting, wey d money?
Anoda IGNORAMUS!! *smh*
Re: The Price For Live Transmission Of AFCON Was High - Maku by Esiere: 2:50pm On Jan 22, 2013
The pricing obviously will be based on population. A leopard can't change its skin. A bad government can't think about masses first and put as second their own interests. Mr Maku enjoys every second of the AFCON because he has access to paytv . Go to Aso Rock, they are enjoy it. Mr Maku should stop insult the masses sensibilities. If it were to be something that will benefit them...they won't think twice befoe doing it. Mr Maku keep fooling yourself. Be truthful to yourself....is the money up to what you alone stole last year. Close to 170 million are meant to watch it.

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