Cameroon: DSTV to Broadcast All FA League Matches to Citizens
Following the closure of GTV, DStv, whose subsidiary office in Cameroon is managed by Spectrum Media Group, has secured the licence to broadcast all Barclays Premier League games. DStv now has these rights for the whole of Sub-Saharan Africa with the exception of Nigeria.
Coverage will be broadcast via its sports channel, SuperSport. This information is contained in a press release signed by SuperSport's Chief Executive, Imtiaz Patel. "We are pleased that Barclays Premier League supporters on the continent will continue to enjoy the best of the league. We're delighted to have Package A matches in the SuperSport fold. We'll continue to deliver the very best in sports broadcasting," Patel noted.
SuperSport already held both live Package A & B rights for South Africa and live Package B rights for the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa. With this new deal, they have secured all Premier League live rights for the remainder of the 2008/2009 season and for the rest of the next season.
Proud of its long association with the Premier League and with a history of showcasing the finest club soccer on its bouquet of channels, SuperSport's viewers in Africa will benefit from appetising Barclays Premier League fixtures. Traditionally, all these matches will be broadcast live on SuperSport 7 and the Premier League Package will include; expert analysis highlights and post-match comments.
Corroborating Patel, Eben Greyling, President of Multichoice, the mother house of DStv said; "We have over two decades of experience in pay television in Africa and have built up a business, which is sustainable in the long term. Our track record of providing premium content to DStv subscribers is unmatched and the return of all Premier League matches will further enhance our premium offering."
Premier League Director of Media Operations, Phil Lines said after clinching the deal with Multichoice. "We're very pleased to have been able to move quickly and reach an agreement with SuperSport. That means our matches will remain available for viewing by Premier League fans across Sub-Saharan Africa with the minimum of disruption."