African pay TV operator StarTimes will broadcast all 51 games of the pandemic-delayed Euro 2020 football tournament live and in HD.
StarTimes initially secured the broadcast rights for territories across sub-Saharan Africa in 2019, with the tournament scheduled to begin last summer.
However, UEFA confirmed that the competition had been postponed in March 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The tournament, which is still being held under the Euro 2020 title, will now take place from June 11 to July 11 this year. StarTimes’ satellite network, which covers the whole of the African continent, will provide the signals for the coverage.
StarTimes content operation centre director Philippe Zou said: “This will ensure a strong and stable signal everywhere in Africa, both in rural and urban areas, providing clear pictures and sound, even in cases of bad weather. Matches will also be available live and on replay on the streaming application StarTimes ON, providing football fans with more watching options.
“We are making sure that every family, wherever they live, can enjoy this amazing football festival. Fans have been waiting for Euro 2020 for more than a year and they deserve to have the best viewing experience.”