Africa’s leading pay-TV operator StarTimes has acquired the Emirates FA Cup and the FA Community Shield broadcasting rights.
The company secured transmission rights for exploitation of these two prestigious football competitions in all countries, in all languages and on all media platforms across sub-Saharan Africa until 2021.
StarTimes Sport Director Shi Maochu said that “this is a significant step for StarTimes. The Emirates FA Cup and the FA Community Shield are among the most competitive national football events and we are really happy to offer them to our subscribers during Christmas season.
“We have been building a very solid offer in terms of football for 2020 with national competitions such as Coppa Italia and Bundesliga, as well as European events like UEFA Europa League and Euro 2020. And we will keep looking to acquire new events and bring the best value to our subscribers.”
The 2019/2020 edition of the Emirate FA Cup will be broadcast starting from the round 3 of the competition on Saturday January 4th.
StarTimes will air the matches on its 8 sports channels, as well as on StarTimes ON streaming application, live and in HD in all Sub-Saharan Africa.
StarTimes is the leading digital TV operator in Africa, serving 30 million users with a signal covering the whole continent and a massive distribution network of 170+ brand halls and 30,000+ distributors in 37 countries. StarTimes owns a featured content platform, with 480 authorized channels consisting of news, movies, series, sports, entertainment, children’s programs, etc. The company’s vision is “To ensure that every African family can access, afford, watch and share the beauty of digital TV”. Find out more about StarTimes at startimestv.com.