In Lagos Nigeria, the 2015 international Champions Cup North America will go live as if Nigeria is the host.
This is just courtesy of leading digital-TV operator in Africa, Star Times.
The company has just announced that in furtherance of its renewed bid to boost sports content for its teeming subscribers, it is set to screen the prestigious International Champions Cup live on its digital terrestrial and digital satellite platforms and connect its subscribers with the thrills and excitement of the sporting mundial.
Star Times covers 80% of the continent’s population with a massive distribution network of 200 brand halls, 3,000 convenience stores and 5,000 distributors. StarTimes owns a featured content platform, with 320 authorized channels consisting of news, movies, series, sports, entertainment, children’s programs, fashion, religion etc.
The 2015 International Champions Cup North America which will be played between July 11th – August 5th will feature the best clubs in the world competing across 12 regions in Canada, Mexico, England, Italy and the United States.
Manchester United will face Spanish giant, Barcelona, at Levi’s Stadium while English Premier League champion, Chelsea will also face current Spanish League leader Barcelona at FedEx Field in Washington D.C.
Not only are three of the quarter-finalists for the Champions League participating, each team will play four contests and the club with the most points at the end of the tournament will be crowned champion.
In total, 10 teams from around the globe, including England (Manchester United F.C., Chelsea F.C.), Portugal (FC Porto), France (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.), Mexico (Club América), Spain (Barcelona), Italy (ACF Fiorentina) and the United States (San Jose Earthquakes, Los Angeles Galaxy and New York Red Bulls) will compete in the 2015 edition.
Gary Rathbone, Director of Sport at StarTimes said “We are very excited to have exclusive rights to broadcast the International Champions Cup 2015. Football is Africa’s favourite sport and this tournament will certainly be enjoyed by all our subscribers on StarTimes Sport 2 (ST2), StarTimes Sports Premium and other StarTimes sport channels.”
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