Canal+ gets rights for the 2014 FIFA World Cup


CANAL+ AFRIQUE is pleased to announce the acquisition of broadcasting rights for the 2014 FIFA World Cup to be held from 12 June to 13 July 2014 in Brazil.
CANAL+ AFRIQUE will broadcast the entire competition, on its CANAL+ channels, with every single match being aired live. CANAL+ FOOT will be fully dedicated to the competition for one month.

Throughout this major sporting event, CANAL+ subscribers on the African continent will benefit from exceptional broadcasting thanks to a team of well-known journalists and pundits, a daily highlights show and special shows as the competition advances.

"This exceptional commitment is illustrative of the desire of CANAL+ AFRIQUE to offer the very best quality of broadcasting to African television viewers, particularly for those countries whose teams have qualified", explains David Mignot, Managing Director of CANAL+ AFRIQUE.

Broadcasting of the 2014 FIFA World Cup will further consolidate the unique football offering of CANAL+ in AFRICA which includes French Ligue 1, the Barclays English Premier League, Italian Serie A, Spanish La Liga, the two largest European club competitions ' the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League ' and, lastly, the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015.

Source: Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of CANAL+ AFRIQUE. 23 April 2014.