StarTimes acquires media rights to 2018 FIFA World Cup

Posted on Apr 2 2017 - 9:02pm by admin

Africa’s major pay television operator StarTimes has bought media rights to 2018 FIFA World Cup as FIFA formally granted media rights to all 2017-2018 FIFA occasions in Sub-Saharan Africa on Thursday.
StarTimes has been awarded pay-television transmission rights for exploitation in all forty two territories of sub-Saharan Africa except for South Africa with reference to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The 42 territories are: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, valuable African Republic, Chad, Congo, Congo DR, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
besides the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, StarTimes also will get the pay-television transmission rights in sub-Saharan Africa for the entire different 2017-2018 FIFA occasions (apart from the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 in South Africa).
The 2017-2018 FIFA events comprise: FIFA U-20 World Cup 2017; FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017; FIFA seashore Soccer World Cup 2017; FIFA Confederations Cup 2017; FIFA U-20 women’s World Cup 2018; FIFA U-17 girls’s World Cup 2018; 2018 FIFA World Cup.
“we are so glad to supply the perfect football fits to our subscribers in Africa with having secured the broadcasting rights to the 2018 FIFA World Cup and all of the other 2017-2018 FIFA situations,” said Michael Dearham, StarTimes Vice-President and Managing Director of Media Division
Dearham mentioned: “in keeping with StarTimes’ mission and values, our seek for highest activity contents is at all times at the coronary heart of our commitment to carrier excellence. in this regards, our partnership with FIFA will indubitably lend a hand to serve up a football feast to African football lovers within the coming days.”
“we’re delighted to work with our appointed broadcast companions within the sub-Saharan area to permit hundreds of thousands of fans to enjoy each of FIFA’s various events, throughout a mess of structures,” stated FIFA’s Chief business Officer Philippe Le Floc’h.


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