StarTimes to broadcast CPL games
Pay TV operator StarTimes has sealed a distribution deal with MediaPro Canada to take coverage of the Canadian Premier League (CPL) 2020 season, also known as The Island Games, taking place in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
The digital operator will broadcast 14 matches in primetime slots, namely seven first-round CPL games, the six play-off matches and the grand final on its ST Sports Life channel.
The channel is available on the StarTimes satellite and terrestrial platforms across the region and also on streaming service StarTimes ON, which is available to close to 20 million users across Africa.
Top-flight African players who are taking part in the CPL tournament include Elimane Cissé of Senegal, who started his career with Diambars FC in the domestic Ligue 1, and had call-ups to the Senegalese U21 and senior national teams before signing with Forge FC, the reigning CPL champions.
Also taking part is Valour FC’s Arnold Bouka Moutu, a Congolese national who represented his country in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and in a series of CAF qualifying matches in 2016 and 2017.
They will be joined by Jeannot Esua, voted FC Edmonton’s player of the year in 2019 (Cameroon); Edem Mortosi of FC Edmonton/Ghana; Solomom Kojo Antwi of Valour FC/Ghana; Mohamed Kourouma of Atlético Ottawa/Guinea; Ibrahima Sanoh of HFX Wanderers/Guinea; and Aboubacar Sissoko of HFX Wanderers/Mali.
StarTimes currently holds the rights to the UEFA Nations League, Euro 2020, the UEFA Europa League, Spain’s LaLiga, England’s FA Cup and Community Shield, the Coppa Italia and a range of African competitions, including the Ghana Premier League and the Uganda Premier League.