There is little question that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed family lifestyle globally. thanks to social distancing and lockdown policies implemented to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, many families have limited access to entertainment.
Television, which was the most typical sort of entertainment in many homes before the pandemic now has limited content because production has been at a standstill because many production houses need to observe the social distancing guidelines.
Even in sports, the story is that the same as organisers of international football leagues like Barclay Premier Leagues, La Liga, Champions League, Bundesliga, Serie A, among others, had to prevent the league season midway when some players and managers of clubs tested positive for coronavirus.
However, despite the drought in television content, pay-television platform, MultiChoice, has remained resilient in providing television audiences with quality and wholesome family entertainment. Recently, Africa Magic has produced series of local content like Ultimate Love, Mercy and Ike Show, Judging Matters, and Owambe Show, among others.
But with the recent return of live sports and therefore the popular TV reality show, Big Brother Naija, relations will battle for the possession of decoder remote and this may be more obvious in homes where there’s no extra view.
The battle for who controls the remote would be more intense because many soccer lovers who usually visit viewing centres and pubs to avoid the clash of remote controls reception might not want to go to viewing centres at this point .
It is obvious that nothing beats real time sports action and while live sports return to the screens with the resumption of three major European leagues― the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A. Sports lovers got to bear in mind that it’s not only soccer that’s returning.
In the coming days and weeks, rugby, golf’s PGA Tour and even IAAF Athletics would be back on the calendar with the Oslo Impossible Games.
Meanwhile, BBNaija is creating buzz on social media as reports indicate that over 30,000 young Nigerian submitted entries for the web audition.
While TV audiences are anxiously expecting the return of those exciting contents, the question is― who will control the remote control?