- Ganiu Koka, a Ghanaian satellite dish installer is being heckled by a lot of his clients
- According to him, he had promised his clients they would be able to watch the World Cup on local channels
- However, tables have turned now, as the telecasting rights have prevented local channels from displaying the matches on satellites
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Ganiu Koka, a Ghanaian satellite dish installer, has landed in trouble after he told a lot of his clients that they would be able to watch the Qatar 2022 World Cup once they patronize his services.
After installing lots of dishes for his clients, however, Ganiu's clients are now on his neck heckling him with incessant calls because the local channels showing the World Cup matches have been taken off satellite platforms.
In his own words, Ganiu said:
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"Based on the numerous adverts on TV, I assured customers they will have the world cup to watch. Now, my phone went dead from incessant calls when their screens went off during the opening match. This is terrible, Gary. Very bad"
Why satellite TV stations in Ghana are not showing World Cup matches
An official statement from the local channels with rights to show the World Cup free-to-air reads:
"Please note that due to contractual restrictions by FIFA, the World Cup feed is currently unavailable on all our satellite platforms. Kindly switch to the regular television platforms for the coverage."
When a TV station buys rights to broadcast the World Cup, you can either buy for Pay TV or, what they call, free-to-air. Pay TV rights are usually for satellite broadcasters and those who buy rights for multiple countries at a time. For example, DStv, StarTimes, beIN Sports, and so on. Free-to-air rights are usually sold to stations who will broadcast within ONE country only. For example, Joy Prime, TV3, GBC-TV, GhOne and so on.
Man excited to be in Qatar for 2022 World Cup
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a young man who was so excited to watch the match between Cameroon and Panama live shared how joyful he was.
In a video posted on Saturday, November 19, by DJ Sisqomix, the young man called his friend while watching a match.
From inside the stadium, the man fetched his phone from his pocket and dialled his friend's number.
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