Ghana: OMP Secure Exclusive Euro 2008 Finals Rights for Metro TV


In response to the outcry of viewers who have come to associate Optimum Media Prime(OMP) and Metro TV with the broadcast of all top quality sporting action on TV, OMP has secured rights to cover Euro 2008 tournament from the Quarter, to Semi & Finals exclusively. This coverage is sponsored by Tigo.

The first match was aired on Tuesday June 17, 2008 and the other matches will follow till the 29th of June 2008. OMP has successfully syndicated and marketed the rights and sponsorship for the Black Stars current World Cup Qualifiers campaign.

"Though the rights we secured from the GFA covered only the home matches of the Black Stars, we have successfully secured and syndicated the Live coverage of the Lesotho vs. Ghana game as well as the Gabon vs. Ghana Matches," a release noted. "Our team produced and covered the Lesotho Ghana match with commentary run by the renowned Barry Lambert and Yaw Amfo Ankrah," the statement added.

Our track record in the Syndication and marketing of rights started with the successfully syndication of sponsorship and managing of the TV rights on seven national TV stations in Ghana for the of just ended AFCON, Ghana 2008. This was preceded by the syndication of rights and sponsorship for the Germany 2006 World Cup.

Our current Euro 2008 Rights are exclusive to the territory of Ghana for Free to air transmission and currently Metro TV is the only TV station who OMP have sub licensed to broadcast the games live.

However, any other TV networks who are interested in the live/delayed feed of the Semi final & Final matches should contact OMP for sub-licensing.

Ghanaian Chronicle Accra