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CAF concludes extensive global TV-Broadcast agreements

CAF concludes extensive global TV-Broadcast agreements

The Confédération Africaine de Football (“CAF”) announced the conclusion of extensive global broadcast agreements with TV-Broadcasting Rights Holders from Africa, Europe, Asia, South America, North America and the Caribbean ahead of the kick-off of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations (“AFCON”) Côte d'Ivoire 2023.

The tournament will kick off in Côte d'Ivoire on Saturday 13 January 2024.

The global TV-Broadcast partners include Sky (United Kingdom), BBC (United Kingdom), LaLiga+ (Spain), SportItalia (Italy), Sport Digital (Germany & Switzerland), SportTV (Portugal), Viaplay (Nordics) and Band TV (Brazil).

beIN Sport, CANAL+, New World TV and approximately 45 Free To Air broadcasters have also concluded partnership agreements with CAF and this will result in the TotalEnergies AFCON Côte d'Ivoire 2023 being broadcast in approximately 180 countries.

CAF received approximately 6000 Media applications for accreditation to the TotalEnergies CAF AFCON Côte d’Ivoire 2023 which is an increase of more than 100% from the previous AFCON which took place in Cameroon in 2022.

The significant increase in financial investment by TV-Broadcasting Rights Holders from Africa, Europe, Asia, South America, North America and the Caribbean will result in a substantial global increase in viewership of the TotalEnergies AFCON Côte d'Ivoire 2023.

CAF’s Broadcasting revenues will also increase significantly and this will assist with the development and growth of football in Africa.

The TotalEnergies AFCON Côte d’Ivoire 2023 is expected to be the most competitive as all the prominent and successful African Football Nations will be competing in Côte d’Ivoire for the prestigious AFCON Cup.

Football from the African Continent made history at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 when Morocco qualified for the semi-finals and African National Teams are expected to continue achieving greater heights at future World Cup Competitions.

CAF President, Dr Patrice Motsepe said: “African Football and the TotalEnergies AFCON Competition is recognised as being amongst the most competitive and exciting in world football. We are delighted by the extensive global broadcast agreements concluded by CAF with the TV-Broadcasting Rights Holders. Huge investments are being made in youth football, including schools football, professional leagues, training of coaches and referees, as well as the building and upgrading of football infrastructure in Africa. This is contributing enormously to the quality of African football being globally competitive and as good as the best in the world. CAF is committed to working together and assisting the Media during the TotalEnergies AFCON Côte d’Ivoire 2023 and at all future CAF competitions and events.”

The global TV-broadcast agreements that CAF has concluded includes:

1.        SKY (UK)

2.        BBC (UK)

3.        BBC Radio (Africa)

4.        Band TV (Brazil)

5.        La Liga+ (Spain)

6.        Ziggo (Netherlands)

7.        Viaplay (Nordics)

8.        Sport Digital (Germany & Switzerland)

9.        Sport Klub (Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia)

10.   SportItalia (Italy)

11.   SportTV (Portugal)

12.   Fancode (India)

13.   Saran (Turkey)

14.   Sport 5 (Israel)

15.   A1 (Bulgaria)

16.   Art Motion (Kosovo)

17.   JOYN PLUS 24 (Austria)

18.   Megogo (Ukraine, Poland and Kazakhstan)

19.   RFi (France)

20.   RMC radio (France)

21.   Silknet (Georgia)

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