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Nigeria’s leading cable tv provider, StarTimes, has acquired exclusive broadcasting rights for UEFA Europa League in Sub-Saharan Africa until 2021. This is a special treat for Europa league fans who have access to the affordable StarTimes decoder —they can now follow the thrilling Europa action live from September 20th.

A delight

Speaking on the decision to acquire the broadcasting license, StarTimes Brand & Marketing Director, Qasim Elegbede said:
We are very happy to bring UEFA Europa League to our subscribers. This summer’s FIFA World Cup was a success and fans really appreciated that we brought them ICC exclusive and live right after. We then thought that they would be delighted to watch another European club competition on StarTimes.
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Qasim further explained that the company is well aware of the unmatched love for football that Nigerians have, and StarTimes is working hard to provide its customers with the best sports content. Subscribers will now enjoy live matches from Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, FIFA Club World Cup, French & Italian Cups and the UEFA Europa League. StarTimes will broadcast the UEFA Europa League in all of Sub-Saharan Africa except South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. The company has also been given the exclusive rights for English, Portuguese and local languages in English and Portuguese-speaking areas.

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This article was first published on 14th September 2018


Achem Samuel is a writer and a musician, he is passionate about God and also an ardent fan of tech, sports and music.

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2 thoughts on “UEFA Europa League: StarTimes Obtain Exclusive Rights”

  • Did star time still have right to show FA cup until 2020

    • Hi Onyeka,
      So far there’s nothing to prove that their rights have been revoked, so yes they still do.

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