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StarTimes acquire Copa América rights

BY: Kweku Zurek
StarTimes acquire Copa América rights
StarTimes acquire Copa América rights

Digital television operator, StarTimes has announced that it has acquired exclusive broadcasting rights in Sub-Saharan Africa for South America's flagship football competition, the CONMEBOL Copa América Brasil 2019.

A statement issued by StarTimes said it had been awarded exclusive rights for English and local language in sub-Saharan Africa (including South Africa) on all-media platforms, and non-exclusive French and Portuguese-speaking rights.

The 46th edition of Copa America will take place from June 14th to July 7th in five Brazilian cities. Twelve teams will be competing including two guests, Japan and Qatar.

“South America has some of the best teams in the world. We are happy to give our 25 million users the chance to watch Messi or Neymar playing with their national teams. Apart from Africa, the continent with the craziest fans of football is South America and this year the tournament will be held in the best football country, Brazil. It will be intense,” Akofa Djankui, the Head of Marketing, StarTimes Ghana said.

“Consistent with StarTimes’ mission and values, our search for best sport contents is always at the heart of our commitment to service excellence. In this regard, CONMEBOL Copa América Brasil 2019 will definitely make African football fans delighted in the coming days.”

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The Copa América matches will be broadcast on StarTimes' five sports channels, as well as on the StarTimes ON streaming application, live and in HD in Sub-Saharan Africa.