CAF and StarTimes announce an agreement to broadcast Total CHAN, Cameroon 2020 in Sub-Saharan Africa
Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) and the digital television operator
StarTimes are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement by which the
media group obtains the broadcasting rights for the Total African Nations
Championship, Cameroon 2020 (Total CHAN Cameroon 2020), scheduled from 16
January to 7 February 2021 in Cameroon.
agreement, the operating license issued by CAF grants StarTimes the right to
broadcast all the competition’s matches (a total of 32 matches) in the
territories of sub-Saharan Africa.
collaboration between CAF and StarTimes is the first of its kind between the
two entities, with the ambition of offering African football fans wider access
to one of CAF's most important competitions. The agreement reinforces CAF’s
ambition to facilitate access for the largest number of football fans in Africa
to images of its top competitions.
CAF Interim President said "We are delighted with this alliance with
StarTimes, an internationally recognized group in the field of football
broadcasting which enhances one of our most beautiful events, and brings
together more and more public. Through this new partnership with a key player,
we are expanding the audience of Total CHAN to make it an essential destination
for football fans in Africa.”
Lily Meng, General Manager of StarTimes Media Division, said “StarTimes is committed to promoting
African football. This partnership with CAF marks a milestone for us. Working
together with CAF to broadcast Total CHAN, StarTimes is now able to bring football
fans throughout the continent closer to their favourite teams and players.”
African Nations Championship is a tournament designed exclusively for
footballers playing in their domestic leagues. The competition brings together
16 teams divided into four groups of four each.
1957, the Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) is
the governing body of football in Africa. Its founding members are Egypt,
Sudan, Ethiopia and South Africa. CAF brings together 54 member associations
and its headquarters are in Cairo, Egypt. In 2017, CAF launched a restructuring
program whose main objective is to make football a powerful tool of education,
tolerance and openness for African youth. To realize this vision, CAF is
committed to reforming the institution, both in its organization and
functioning, and to put in place a new mode of governance in which its
Executive Committee has real decision-making power.
the leading digital TV operator in Africa, serving 13 million DVB subscribers
and 20 million OTT users in 30+ countries. StarTimes owns a 720 channels’
content platform. The company's vision is "To ensure that every African
family can access, afford, watch and share the beauty of digital TV".