Operating license issued by CAF grants StarTimes the right to broadcast all 32 matches of the competition.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and digital television operator StarTimes have signed an agreement for the broadcast of the ongoing Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) scheduled from January 16 to February 7, 2021 in Cameroon.
Under the agreement, the operating license issued by CAF grants StarTimes the right to broadcast all 32 matches of the competition in the territories of sub-Saharan Africa.
Speaking about the partnership, CAF Interim President Constant Omari, said: “We are delighted with this alliance with StarTimes, an internationally recognised the 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, added: “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.”
The 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 competition.