AFCON 2023: StarTimes Acquire Exclusive Broadcasting Rights

Sadio Mane and his Senegal are the defending champions. (Courtesy photo)

All is set for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast due January 13, 2024, to February 11, 2024.

StarTimes has confirmed that they will broadcast all the 52 AFCON games, starting with the highly anticipated opener when hosts Ivory Coast face Guinea Bissau.

This, is music to ears of many Ugandans who will be glued on their TVs after the local league – StarTimes UPL – took a break after the conclusion of the First Round.

Aldrine Nsubuga, Vice President at StarTimes, expressed delight at securing the rights, stating, “StarTimes’ acquisition of AFCON 2023 broadcasting rights marks a significant milestone in our commitment to delivering top-notch sports entertainment.”

“AFCON celebrates African talent and passion, and we are honored to bring this experience to homes across the continent.”

In line with its mission to make premium events accessible to all Ugandans without subscription barriers, StarTimes will broadcast all AFCON 2023 matches live on Sports Premium, Sports Life, with Luganda commentary available on Sanyuka Prime.

Antenna users can access the matches through the Copa bouquet, while Satellite users can tune in via the Special bouquet.

Additionally, the aforementioned channels will be available on the StarTimes ON mobile streaming App.

StarTimes’ investment in AFCON 2023 and CAF Events underscores its commitment to supporting and promoting African sports.

Through these broadcasting rights, StarTimes aims to broaden the reach of AFCON, fostering unity and pride throughout the continent by sharing the tournament’s thrill and excitement with an expanded audience.

On-form Morocco, defending champions Senegal and hosts Ivory Coast are the tournament favourites.

Mohammed Salah’s Egypt who are the record winners, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana and Algeria are the other sides to look out for.

CECAFA region is represented by Taifa Stars of Tanzania who will be hoping to qualify out of a tough Group F.

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