StarTimes wins FA Cup rights

By Content Nigeria reporter
January 3, 2020


Pay TV broadcaster StarTimes has acquired the rights to air English football tournament the FA Cup in sub-Saharan Africa from now until 2021.

Replacing fellow pay outfit SuperSport as the home of the FA Cup in the territory, StarTimes will show the competition in various languages across its eight sports channels and via its ON streaming service.

StarTimes sport director Shi Maochu said: “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 this 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 the Europa League and Euro 2020.”

The broadcaster’s coverage begins with the third round of the FA Cup, which starts tomorrow.

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