Press Release | 16 October 2015 17:50 CET

Witness the discovering of Legends during the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile brought to you live by StarTimes


Lagos, Nigeria : 15 Oct 2015: Football lovers will be spoilt for choice! StarTimes is delighted to announce it has secured exclusive rights to broadcast the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile. Adding to the already secured rights for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015, FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015TM and the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015.

StarTimes subscribers, book your seat on the couch, choose StarTimes Sports channels and watch legends in the making when the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile is broadcast LIVE from 17 October 2015 to 08 November 2015. These young, highly talented football teams will challenge each other in the group stages, quarter finals, semi-finals and then ultimately the final to find the 'FIFA U-17 World Cup 2015 Champion!'

With the FIFA U-17 World Cup, FIFA aims to identifying the next generation of stars and legends at an early age, as well as bringing nations together which will promote peace and harmony in the world.

Commenting on the incredible sporting development, Gary Rathbone, Director of Sport at StarTimes said “We are incredibly excited to have secured the exclusive rights to broadcast the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile. Football is South Africa's favourite sport and we know our subscribers will enjoy watching the remarkable skills of the U-17 teams.”

Most of the players participating in the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 are from the development teams, participating in the Spanish La Liga, the English premiership and the Bundesliga.

“2015 is set to be a great year for StarTimes and our subscribers who are avid sport lovers,” concluded Rathbone.

About StarTimes Group

StarTimes is the leading digital-TV operator in Africa, covering 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 440 authorized channels consisting of news, movies, series, sports, entertainment, children's programs, fashion, religion etc. The company's vision is "To enable every African family to afford and enjoy digital TV" StarTimes achieves this by combining satellite and terrestrial DTV systems to provide an open and secure digital wireless platform. The company provides a robust signal transmission service for public and private broadcasters that offers consumers outstanding pay-TV programs, mobile multimedia and wireless Internet connectivity.

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