NOC appoints HipTV, others as official media partners

NOC Secretary General, Tunde Popoola; General Manger, Sports, NTA, Mr. Abdurahman Ibn-Mohammed; President, NOC, Habu Gumel; CEO, HipTV, Ayo Animashaun and 2nd VP, NOC, Babatunde Fatai-Williams

NOC Secretary General, Tunde Popoola; General Manger, Sports, NTA, Mr. Abdurahman Ibn-Mohammed; President, NOC, Habu Gumel; CEO, HipTV, Ayo Animashaun and 2nd VP, NOC, Babatunde Fatai-Williams

Nigeria’s foremost entertainment channel, HipTV has been appointed official entertainment partner of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC).

NOC, the custodian of the Olympic movement in Nigeria unveiled HipTV as partner in delivering top-notch entertainment content to television viewers across the continent during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. At a press conference held, during the week, at the NOC Secretariat, National Stadium, Lagos, NOC announced HipTV (entertainment partner), AIT (broadcast partner), NTA (broadcast partner) and STV (broadcast partner) official media partners for the forthcoming Olympics.

HipTV will be responsible for showing all the fun, passion, excitement and drama, before during and after Rio 2016 in Brazil with exciting behind-the-scenes content that never gets on TV. The urban culture channel will also be responsible for creating, developing and deploying content in Lagos, Rio and around the world. HipTV will deploy a massive build-up campaign for the Olympics in form of public events to create awareness ahead of the global sporting fiesta.

Speaking about the partnership, NOC President, Habu Ahmed Gumel disclosed that the appointment was based on the station’s track record in quality programming and in delivering highly entertaining contents on TV. In his words, “HipTv, NTA, Silverbird and AIT will continue as our partner beyond Rio 2016, providing fantastic coverage of the Olympic Games and related programmes for free to the audience in Nigeria across a variety of media platforms. We plan to make sure that Rio 2016 is a memorable participation for Team Nigeria and we have faith in the capacity of the channel to bring a wider and entertaining coverage for the sporting competition.

“Recall that this the second time that the music and lifestyle channel will execute a project like this. In 2014 at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, HipTV was a FIFA accredited media partner, bringing its viewers exclusive insights, behind-the-scenes sneak-peeks and thrilling moments from footballers, fans, tourists and people of Brazil. This is the first time an entertainment channel will be put in the fray of Olympic media partnership in Nigeria,” he said.

Giving his take on the partnership, the delighted, HipTV CEO, Ayo Animashaun, noted: “We are extremely proud and excited to be a part of the biggest sporting competition on the planet. The entire team at HipTV and Smooth Promotions cannot wait to execute a project of this magnitude. We feel honoured to be the first entertainment channel to partner with NOC and we can’t wait to get started. We will share our detailed execution plan for this partnership in the coming few weeks.



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