StarTimes acquired CSL rights for Africa

China Super League’s (CSL) broadcasting rights have been acquired by StarTimes, the Chinese satellite television provider. Enthusiast of the Chinese football tournament residing in Africa will be thrilled. 240 matches will be aired in the sub-Saharan African region.

The pact consists of all the matches being screened on all StarTimes Sport Channels for the coming three years; that is, until 2017. The matches will be available in English, French, Portuguese and in regional languages. Furthermore, they will be aired on TV, satellite, IPTV, VOD, Internet and mobile platforms, thus making the CSL getting closer to its fervent.

Speaking about this recent agreement, Michael Dearham, the acting chief executive at StarTimes Media, commented: “We are delighted to have won the broadcast rights for the CSL. With this addition, our viewers can enjoy the best and most diverse football fixtures from across the globe”.

Since its establishment, the 2016 Chinese Super League is the 13th, with Guangzhou Evergrande being the defending champion. It is three points ahead of Hebei China Fortune which is positioned at the second place. Actually, included in the CSL are 14 African players, no excluding Nigeria’s Obafemi Martins and Cameroon’s Stephane Mbia. Positioned at the fifth place, Shaghai Shenhua’s Demba Ba is actually the lead contestant to being the next top goal scorer for the competition.