It is no news that a good number of Nigerians, especially the ladies are a huge fan of Telemundo, an American Spanish-language broadcast television network owned by the NBC Universal. The news is that staff of Ibadan Airport have been banned by the authorities from tuning in to Telemundo in their offices.
Telemundo is a subsidiary of the NBC Universal Television and their broadcast is majorly Spanish romantic dramas, most of which are subtitled in English language. The station has been around in different countries for 62 years and counting, however, it was launched in 2013 in Nigeria, offering fans a 24h Telenovela channel with romance, mystery, action and suspense.
The station features a mix of telenovelas, sports, reality television series, news programming, and feature films (both Spanish-dubbed versions of American films and imported films produced in Spanish-speaking countries). They usually portray intriguing stories captured in high quality lenses and acted by gorgeous and handsome actors.
According to a photo shared by a Twitter user, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, Ibadan Airport, has prohibited staff and non-staff from watching the popular and much-loved Telemundo channel. No doubt, Telemundo has been a source of good entertainment for most Nigerian homes, it is a subtle distraction for serious-minded people. It has also affected Nollywood in a way, as listed by Uduak Isong, who says the station is one of the challenges of Nollywood, due to the fact that people no more patronize Nollywood movies as much as they did when there was no Telemundo.
The channel whose slogan is “Spanish TV is king” has aired breathtaking series like “My Heart Beats for Lola,” “Forbidden Passion,” “Elena’s Ghost,” “Del Monte Dynasty” among others. However, as entertaining as it is, NAMA Ibadan Airport sees it as a threat to the effectiveness of its staff, thereby forbidding them from watching the telenovela channel.
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In my opinion, availability of Televisions in an office is majorly for the benefits of the clients and not the staff. What is your opinion? Should this addictive TV channel be banned at work places?