Chinese TV company, StarTimes, will be broadcasting the Ghana Premier League and the FA Cup for the next 5 years. This was confirmed by the Ghana FA on Wednesday via a statement released on its website.
The FA said that StarTimes’ offer was the best among the lot received and thus, was given the exclusive television rights to the league and the FA Cup.
The FA went on to state that a deal would be signed between itself and StarTimes to cover the period.
By virtue of the new deal, StarTimes gets a second shot at broadcasting the league after it first partnered the league in 2016 via a 10-year deal which was canceled in December 2019.
The FA’s statement added that some television stations had been given non-exclusive rights to air the highlights of the Ghana Premier League on their networks.
Below is the full statement from the Ghana FA:
The Ghana Football Association is delighted to announce to its stakeholders that StarTimes Ghana are the new Television Rights Holders of the Ghana Premier League and the FA Cup.
StarTimes emerged winners of the competitive bidding process after the GFA accepted their offer, which was the best among other bids.
StarTimes will sign a five-year agreement with the GFA worth $5.25m US Dollars to be the exclusive Television Rights owner of the Ghana Premier League and the FA Cup with immediate effect.
Meanwhile, the GFA has decided to make highlights of the Ghana Premier League and the FA Cup available to other television stations in a non exclusive category.
As part of the agreement, part of the monetary consideration will be used to produce matches and highlights of the Division One League, the Women’s Premier League and Women’s FA Cup to give the competitions the needed visibility.
The GFA, will, in due course, announce names of television stations who have been granted non exclusive rights for the highlights shows.
The Ghana Football Association welcomes StarTimes as its partner and is looking forward to having a fruitful and mutually beneficial relationship.
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