27 Nov 2012 05:28 Africa/Lagos
Orange ACN Television and Radio Rights in Nigeria: Reestablishing the Truth Regarding the Management of Television and Radio Rights
LC2 to clarify the situation regarding the management rights in Nigeria
ABUJA, November 27, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The new misinformation or usurpation campaign, currently taking place in Nigeria forces LC2 (http://www.lc2international.tv/) to clarify the situation regarding the management, in Nigeria, of television and Radio rights of ORANGE ACN South Africa 2013, which will take place from January 19 to February 10, 2013.
These rights are owned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and have been granted, through a license, LC2 Media – AFNEX, in exclusivity, for television and Radio broadcasting “via Terrestrial TV and satellite, by free TV”, in every language and especially on Nigerian territory. These television and Radio rights are commercialized by CCFOOT Ltd located in Geneva (tel + 41 22 39360 18). To date, no agreement with a natural or legal person has been made regarding these television and Radio rights for the Nigerian territory.
However, LC2 – AFNEX / CCFOOT has been told that some people were trying to sell these Television and Radio broadcasting rights or related advertising spaces in Nigeria. LC2– AFNEX /CCFOOT are therefore compelled to draw the public's attention on the fact that these aforementioned people are usurpers and that their commitments could in no way be legally binding to LC2 – AFNEX / CCFOOT.
Only television stations and media having purchased sublicense television and Radio rights to CCFOOT Ltd will be legally allowed to broadcast in Nigeria ORANGE ACN
CAN South Africa 2013, provided by the AFNEX Network “via Terrestrial TV and satellite, by free TV”.
All other Nigerian TV and Radio broadcast of ORANGE ACN South Africa 2013 under these conditions and without prior written authorization of CCFOOT will constitute an act of piracy, leading to systematic and immediate prosecution by LC2 – AFNEX / CCFOOT, before the appropriate courts and authorities, without prejudice of all other legal action, might those measures be provisional.
May we remind that all acts of piracy (marketing or audiovisual) infringe on the CAF and CAF licensee's rights equally. Indeed, acts of piracy weaken the sporting event and its organizer and therefore puts at a great risk Africa's sport economics (http://www.sportecoafrique.com). In the interest of sport economics, Africa in general and promotion of African football in particular, let's all enjoy the ORANGE ACN South Africa 2013 with the AFNEX Network (African Network and News Exchange).
Distributed by the African Press Organization on behalf of LC2-AFNEX.
Rédouane AMRAOUI: + 33 6 86 14 23 03 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Since its creation, LC2's core objective is to produce audio-visual content.
LC2 has branched out its ambitious activities into several strategic domains:
• 3 African Platforms: LC2 Television, NTV2, and LC2 International.tv.
These television channels are respectively accessible in Benin, in 22 African countries, and the rest of the world.
• A department specializing in media rights management for sports events.
• A Pan African Network: AFNEX. The first of its kind in the continent that ensures signal transmission and audio-visual program exchange.
• A department specializing in distribution of telecommunication products and services.
• A Finance department : with NASUBA EXPRESS bank prepaid money transfer cards.