StarTimes has acquired English-language French Ligue 1 rights in Africa. The pay-TV broadcaster will show live matches throughout the season on its channels, including StarTimes Sports Life, StarTimes Sports Premium, StarTimes Sports Focus and StarTimes World Football. Live Ligue 1 streams will also be available to subscribers on the StarTimes app.
Pay-TV broadcaster StarTimes has acquired media rights for the UEFA Europa League in Africa. The network, which operates in numerous Sub-Saharan countries including Kenya and Nigeria, struck a three-season deal set to run until 2021. As part of their agreement with UEFA, StarTimes will show 205 live Europa League matches every season, totaling 615 games throughout the period of their contract. Matches will be broadcast live on the broadcaster’s HD channels, including World Football, Sports Premium and Sports Arena. Select games may also be aired in 4K Ultra HD. Subscribers will be able to stream all the matches online on StarTimes ON – the TV operator’s over-the-top (OTT) service available for computers and mobile devices.