After buying the rights to broadcast Uganda’s Premier Football competition, the Uganda Premier League, and rights to many other Competitions, Africa’s leading pay-TV operator, StarTimes DTV has acquired yet again exclusive broadcasting rights for the UEFA Europa League in Sub-Saharan Africa for a period of 3-years.
The acquisition of the UEFA Europa League Rights means more than just adding another competition on the list as this will readily give Ugandans a chance to watch their favorite teams like Arsenal and Chelsea in the comfort of their homes at again a very low cost. The broadcast is set to start on 20th, September.
“We are very happy to bring the UEFA Europa League to our subscribers. This summer FIFA World Cup was a success and fans really appreciated that we brought them ICC exclusive and live right after. So, we thought that they would be delighted to watch another European club competition on StarTimes,” explained Aldrine Nsubuga Snr, StarTimes Uganda Marketing VP.
“We are working hard to bring the best sport content to our subscribers. This season will be intense for football fans with the Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, FIFA Club World Cup, French Ligue 1, the Italian Cups and now UEFA Europa League.” He added.
StarTimes will not only exclusively broadcast the UEFA Europa League in Uganda but also in all Sub-Saharan Africa with the exception of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. The rights granted to StarTimes include broadcasting for viewers in different languages – English and Portuguese to the respective speaking areas and local languages as well in its spheres.
Meanwhile, StarTimes recently added Sanyuka TV to it’s list of Sports Broadcasting channels which includes Sports Focus, Sports Arena and Sports life, among others.
StarTimes also owns a featured content platform, with over 440 authorized channels consisting of news, movies, series, sports, entertainment, children’s programs, fashion and religion.