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LG OLED partners with ViacomCBS Networks Africa to provide premium content for consumers nationwide.

LG Electronics, one of the global leaders in consumer electronics and global multimedia entertainment powerhouse, ViacomCBS Networks Africa (VCNA) have officially announced and formalized their advertising and sponsorship deal. 

The details of the partnership between the two brands include LG OLED brand advertisements across VCNA channels from MTV Base, BET Africa, Comedy Central, and CBS Reality – as well as LG OLED brand sponsorship of key programming contents on MTV Base. 

Speaking on the partnership, Mr Hari Elluru, Head, Corporate Marketing Manager, LG Electronics West Africa Operations, stated that, “The LG OLED partnership with VCNA is a testament to LG’s drive and passion as Nigeria’s leading Home Entertainment Consumer Electronics brand to connect with its broad customer base through platforms that have premium reach and are impactful.” 

He disclosed that the philosophy of LG’s mantra – ‘life’s good’ – revolves around people, sincerity, understanding our customers and offering optimum solutions; noting that the partnership will enhance the LG OLED TV brand to further tell its story. “To create value-added solutions which brings greater convenience and enjoyment to our consumers, LG OLED TV (Gallery design) draws its inspiration from art, entertainment and technological innovation around the world. Working with the VCNA brands reinforces our strong reputation as a people-centric company that can make customers smile.” 

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“At LG, we are looking at the future, we are working hard on developing innovative products aimed at improving daily life and helping you on your journey to a better well-being and sustainability. We believe that the generations of today and tomorrow are capable of incredible things”, Mr. Elluru submitted. 

Also lending his voice to the partnership, Country Manager for Nigeria at VCNA, Mr. Bada Akintunde-Johnson, said, “We are delighted to formalize our partnership with LG officially. Although they have partnered with us in one capacity or another in the past year, this deal offers a bigger playing field for both parties and provides an avenue to strengthen our companies’ relationship. With the ball already set in motion, we eagerly anticipate the great strides we will make as partners in 2021.” 

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While in the past, the LG brand has collaborated with the youth music led channel , MTV Base, on strategic on-air and digital engagement initiatives such as MTV Base December Christmas Giveaways, New Music Friday, Top 10 Street Anthems etc., the partnership is poised to do a lot more that would further contribute to the successes of both brands in the market. 

With more than half the population of Africa under the age of 18, the media and entertainment industry consistently drive creativity and innovation to connect young audiences with cross-platform content, hoping to grow today’s generation of increasingly digitally native youths into tomorrow’s brand-loyal consumers. 

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Through its collaboration with MTV Base, LG OLED TV will actively engage generation Z consumers in Nigeria, sharing its message of sophisticated luxury with the digital generation. 

MTV Base is a 24-hour youth music brand from VCNA. The channel is available across Africa on satellite, Pay TV, terrestrial television and digital platforms. 

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Photo caption: L-R:  Head Corporate Marketing LG Electronics West Africa Operations, Hari Elluru; and Country Manager, ViacomCBS Networks Africa, Bada Akintunde-Johnson; at the official announcement of LG OLED and ViacomCBS Networks Africa advertising and sponsorship deal in Lagos. 

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About LG Electronics 

LG Electronics Inc. is a global innovator in technology and manufacturing with operations in 140 locations and a workforce of over 70,000 around the world. With 2018 global sales of USD 54.4 billion, LG is composed of five companies – Home Appliance & Air Solution, Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Vehicle Component Solutions and Business Solutions. LG is a world-leading producer of TVs, refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines and mobile devices, including premium LG SIGNATURE and LG ThinQ products featuring artificial intelligence. For more information about our products in Nigeria, visit https://www.lg.com/africa/about-lg/our-brand 

About ViacomCBS Networks Africa: 

Multimedia entertainment powerhouse ViacomCBS Networks Africa offers the most comprehensive international broadcast portfolio on the African continent, reaching more than 100 million viewers across 43 territories in Africa. ViacomCBS Networks Africa currently comprises 10 separate TV channels and 5 consumer websites, as well as multiple mobile and social media sites. The company’s African business interests include content production and distribution; spot sales, 360-degree sponsorships, events, mobile, digital and consumer products. 

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