StarTimes Media Pay Television Company has acquired broadcasting rights to the Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) Total Energies 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in sub-Saharan Africa.
Regional Marketing Director Aldrine Nsubuga noted that the broadcaster has already made elaborate plans that will see Kenyan subscribers enjoy the premium showpiece at the comfort of their homes which will include dedicated sports channels, match build ups and expert analysis.
“We are looking forward to an action-packed tournament where as a broadcaster we have set in place efforts aimed at spicing up the live action which will include five dedicated sports channels, team and expert analysis towards ensuring our subscribers enjoy the whole tournament at the comfort of their homes,” said Nsubuga.
He also indicated the pay-television subscribers are at an advantage to acquire the latest sports acquisition to watch African top players compete for the continental crown.
“StarTimes continues to prioritize support for African football and bring it to fans across the continent. The broadcaster continues its partnership with CAF having successfully broadcasted the 2019 AFCON and the 2020 CHAN,” noted Nsubuga.
It will be expected to broadcast all 52 matches live and in full high-definition through five sports channels as well as the platform’s online streaming service StarTimes ON.
The Africa Cup of Nations is set to kick off between 9th January and 6th February 2022 taking centre stage with the first major football tournament of 2022 kick off.
The 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations organized by the CAF will be played in Cameroon in the four-week-long tournament that will begin with the first match pitting hosts Cameroon against Burkina Faso on Sunday.
The global pandemic forced the postponement of AFCON from last year, and fears of another delay were eased only last month.
CAF has set down tough rules in a bid to prevent AFCON becoming a super-spreader event.
Those wanting to enter the stadium must be completely vaccinated in a country where just six percent of the adult population has been jabbed and show a negative PCR test for the virus that is less than 72 hours old.
The Total Energies 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournament has been expanded to 24 teams for the first time in its long history. Pre-tournament favorites include hosts Cameroon and defending champions Algeria.