Digital TV company, StarTimes Nigeria, yesterday announced that it has acquired the media rights for International Champions Cup (ICC) on exclusive basis in sub-Saharan Africa for the 2015 to 2019 seasons and will be beaming the games live and exclusively to Nigerians from July 22 through August 13.
“StarTimes football loving subscribers in Nigeria will yet again be treated to another fantastic round of pulsating football entertainment beginning from Friday July 22, just as we did during the Copa America Centenario and the European Championship.
“ICC 2016 is the mini Champions League and ultimate pre-season football tournament where the biggest clubs in the world would battle for glory.17 champion clubs would clash in 22 matches spread over 23 days in uncensored soccer festival.
Armed with exclusive broadcast rights, StarTimes World Football (channel 254) and Sports Focus (channel 250) channels would wow subscribers with another top-class actions series from the top teams including FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain who are all set to play 21 matches in China, Australia and the United States.
It would be exciting to see Jose Mourinho reignite bitter rivalry with Pep Guardiola in Manchester derby on Monday 25 in China! Barca, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Bayern Munich will do battle against one another in three different continents on Sat 30 June 2016!
StarTimes is also set to broadcast all 2016/ 2017 season games from the German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A and Chinese Super league.