Pay television operator StarTimes has announced that it has acquired the broadcasting rights of the Emirates FA Cup and the FA Community Shield.
The company in a statement said it secured the transmission rights for exploitation of these two football competitions in all countries, in all languages and on all media platforms across sub-Saharan Africa until 2021.
StarTimes Sport Director Shi Maochu said that “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 during Christmas 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 UEFA Europa League and Euro 2020. And we will keep looking to acquire new events and bring the best value to our subscribers.”
The 2019/2020 edition of the Emirate FA Cup will be broadcast starting from the round 3 of the competition on Saturday, January 4.
StarTimes will air the matches on its 8 sports channels, as well as on StarTimes ON streaming application, live and in HD in all Sub-Saharan Africa.