New World TV has also secured French language pay-television rights across French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa for selected additional FIFA events.
Togo-based satellite television broadcaster New World TV has secured pay-television rights in French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.
The broadcaster will show all the matches from both tournaments across 19 French-speaking territories in the region.
The 19 territories covered by the agreement with New World TV are Benin, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal and Seychelles. In Togo, New World TV has also secured free-to-air rights.
New World TV has also secured French language pay-television rights across French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa for selected additional FIFA events. These include the FIFA Arab Cup 2021, FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2023 and FIFA’s men’s and women’s youth tournaments in 2022 and 2023.
Speaking about the agreement, Fatma Samoura, Secretary-General of FIFA, said: “FIFA is happy to partner with New World TV to bring the FIFA World Cup and FIFA Women’s World Cup to football fans across Sub-Saharan Africa. We hope that in making for the first time ever all matches of the FIFA Women’s World Cup available to watch for French-speakers in the region, we will inspire and encourage more girls and women to become involved in football.”
Nimonka Kolani, General Manager of New World TV, added: “New World TV is delighted to partner with FIFA and through our various platforms and commercial offers, people in French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa will be able to access and experience the unique emotions that come with football.”
The FIFA World Cup 2022 will be held in Qatar next year from November to December.