DStv subscribers lament as StarTimes shows Europa League final


DStv subscribers in Nigeria were left stranded on Saturday when they discovered that rival StarTimes owned exclusive rights to the Europa League final match.

With Arsenal and Chelsea – two of the clubs with the biggest following in Nigeria – playing the final, thousands of MultiChoice-owned DStv had looked forward to watching the showpiece.

Fearing that some people might infringe on its copyright, Chinese-owned StarTimes was forced to issue a statement that it would pursue civil and criminal actions against any television, radio station or online portal that shows the match.

Frustrated Nigerians took their anger to Twitter.

See some of their reactions below.