StarTimes secured deal to broadcast 2018 FIFA Club World Cup


StarTimes, the Chinese owned Pay TV firm has acquired exclusive media rights for FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017& 2018 in Sub-Saharan Africa to be staged in the United Arab Emirates in December this year.

FIFA Club World Cup is an international club football tournament between the champion clubs from each of the six continental confederations as well as the national league champion from the host country, which is 2017 and 2018 will be the United Arab Emirates.

StarTimes, the leading digital-TV operator in Africa, serving more than 10 million subscribers through its DTT and DTH platforms with 480 authorized channels. The Media Division Chief Operating Officer, Vincent Yu, said: “We are glad to offer the only world club tournament on an exclusive basis to our subscribers in Africa. We are very excited because this is a unique opportunity for football fans to see the best clubs from each continent, including Real Madrid, play one against another.”

The FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 will see seven clubs play a total of eight title-deciding matches from Wednesday 6 until Saturday 16 December in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain’s Hazza Bin Zayed stadiums. All matches will be broadcasted live on channel ST World Football.