Pay Television Company StarTimes Media has acquired broadcasting rights to the TotalEnergies 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in sub-Saharan Africa.
StarTimes secured pay-television and over the top (OTT) media rights to the tournament across all sub-Saharan Africa territories in English, Portuguese and African local languages.
StarTimes said in a press statement that it will broadcast all the AFCON 2021 52 matches live and in full high-definition through five sports channels as well as the platform’s online streaming service StarTimes ON.
While making the announcement, StarTimes Regional Marketing Director Mr. Aldrine Nsubuga noted that the broadcaster has already made elaborate plans that will see Kenyan subscribers enjoy the premium showpiece at the comfort of their homes which will include dedicated sports channels, match build ups and expert analysis.
“We are looking forward to an action-packed tournament where as a broadcaster we have set in place efforts aimed at spicing up the live action which will include five dedicated sports channels, team and expert analysis towards ensuring our subscribers enjoy the whole tournament at the comfort of their homes,” noted Mr Nsubuga.
The 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations organized by CAF is being played in Cameroon in the four-week-long tournament from Sunday to February 6.
“StarTimes continues to prioritise support for African football and bring it to fans across the continent,” StarTimes said in the statement.
“The broadcaster continues its partnership with CAF having successfully broadcasted the 2019 AFCON and the 2020 CHAN. The latest sports acquisition will now enable subscribers to watch African top players compete for the continental crown.”
The TotalEnergies 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournament has been expanded to 24 teams for the first time in its long history. Pre-tournament favorites include hosts Cameroon and defending champions Algeria.