Angola: Can2010 Transmission Rights awarded exclusively to "Sportfive" Agency

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The TV transmission rights for the 27th edition of the African Football Cup of Nations (CAN2010) Angola will host, have been awarded exclusively to the Sportfive Agency. This was announced by the Director for Information, Publicity and Marketing of the CAN Organising Committee (COCAN), Manuel Mariano.

Speaking to Angop, in Luanda, the information officer said that the agency with offices in several parts of the world, has an accord for exclusive transmission with the African Confederation of Football (CAF).

Manuel Mariano added that CAF floated a tender for television stations of some countries, including Angola's Public Television (TPA), for the international transmission of the games through satellite.

He said he hopes TPA gets the rights for a satellite live transmission of the games that will take place in four Angolan cities, adding however that local transmission of the competition is guaranteed.

The officer said all is being done for TPA to win the tender for the live satellite transmission of the competition, especially because COCAN is supported by Angolan Government. The African Football Cup of Nations will start on January 10, 2010 in Luanda, Benguela, Lubango and Cabinda, where communication facilities are being put in place by national and foreign companies.

Meanwhile Angola's State-run television station (TPA) will reach all 14 districts of the country’s northern Malanje province in 2009. This was announced last Tuesday by Malanje governor, Boaventura Cardoso, at the end of a meeting with the Social Communication Minister who visited the province to, among other issues, review matters concerning the rehabilitation of media infrastructure in the region.

Angola Press Agency 1st Dec 2008