This strategic acquisition solidifies StarTimes’ commitment to delivering premium sports content and reinforces its position as a major player in the African media landscape. The fifty-two matches will be exclusively broadcast on Sports Premium, Sports Life, and Beta Sports channels.
The Africa Cup of Nations, organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), is a prestigious football tournament on the continent. The upcoming AFCON 2023 is set to take place in Ivory Coast, rescheduled to kick off on January 13 and conclude on February 11, 2024. With 23 participating nations, Côte d’Ivoire is gearing up for an exhilarating competition, showcasing the best football talent across Africa.
With a stellar track record in delivering high-quality sports coverage, StarTimes has consistently elevated the viewing experience for millions of viewers across Africa. Having successfully broadcasted the 2019-2022 AFCON and the 2020 CHAN, StarTimes’ investment in the rights for AFCON 2023 and CAF Events reflects its dedication to supporting and promoting African sports.
This move aims to bring the excitement of AFCON to an even broader audience, fostering unity and pride across the continent.
Joshua Wang, CEO at StarTimes, expressed delight in securing the broadcasting rights for AFCON 2023, emphasizing its significance as a milestone for the company. He stated, “AFCON is a celebration of African talent and passion, and we are proud to play a key role in delivering this experience to homes across the continent.”