Kenya: Kiss TV wins English Premiership and Champions League rights


Kiss TV on Friday won the exclusive live soccer rights for the world famous Barclays English Premier League (EPL), the Uefa Champions League, Bundesliga and the Europa League.

The multi-million shilling deal signed this weekend, gives Kiss TV access to five live games every week including two major live matches every Saturday in the English Premier League and Bundesliga, as well as three weekday games - two Uefa Champions League matches and one Europa Cup match. This is the first time any TV station in the country has won such extensive rights for live football screening.

Speaking from Old Trafford, Manchester, Martin Khafafa, Group general manager said: "We are firmly pushing Kiss TV to become the station of choice for the average Kenyan. Kenyans love great football and to be able to make the world's best leagues free to Kenyans has been our dream. It's truly amazing." Last season, Kiss TV screened the Uefa Champions League games from January through March and was the Number One most viewed programme on television in it's time segment.

"Now Kenyans will have all the football in the world available. We are making the properties available for sponsorship and advertising immediately as they are the biggest properties on Kenyan TV, Khafafa added. The live games, pre-game analysis, highlights of all the leagues including even the Spanish La Liga are available for immediate sponsorship as Kiss TV starts airing games this week.