Friday, May 29, 2015

StarTimes grabs pay-TV rights of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 for StarSat in South Africa, StarTimes in Africa.

StarTimes has secured the exclusive pay-TV rights in a deal with FIFA to broadcast the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 from 6 June to 5 July in South Africa on StarSat and across sub-Saharan Africa on StarTimes.

StarTimes' broadcasting rights include free-to-air coverage of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 in Nigeria.

"We are very excited to have secured these exclusive rights from FIFA to broadcast this prestigious competition," says Gary Rathbone, the head of sport for StarTimes.

"Football remains a very popular choice and continues to gain momentum both as a participatory and spectator experience across Africa.  Millions of people will be watching this prestigious event and we hope that it will inspire young girls in Africa," says Gary Rathbone.

Coverage of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 will start on StarTimes Sports 2 (StarSat 241) on 6 June and will end with the final and closing ceremony on 5 July.