AfroSport Secures Free to Air, Exclusive Sub-licensing Right on SuperSport

Following weeks of speculation, CAF as title owner and New World Televisions (NWTV) as exclusive Pay-Per-View and Free-to-Air license holder, have both confirmed that the 34th TotalEnergies CAF Africa Nations Cup Cote d’Ivoire 2023 will be available to Nigerian viewers in its entirety, courtesy of Afrosport and its network of Free-to-Air channels across Nigeria. 

Total Energies AFCON 2023TM is a highly anticipated sport spectacle that will take place in Ivory Coast from 13 January 2024 until 11 February 2024 and will be available on the Afrosport alongside NTA, AIT amongst a network of Free-to-Air channels across Nigeria.

Speaking about the right yesterday, AfroSport’s  Chief Consultant , Rotimi Pedro said, “This news has been eagerly awaited, and can put Nigerian fans at ease that they will be able to enjoy unprecedented coverage of the AFCON this coming January”. Pedro added that the sublicensing to Supersports is still being discussed and not yet concluded as at Thursday evening.

He said Afrosport will be the FTA rightsholder, and will distribute through NTA, the national broadcaster, and through its Afrosport FTA Affiliate Network partners, including TVC, AIT, STV, Wazobia TV, and Wazobia Max.  

“In addition, Afrosport has been awarded with a Pay TV license for the Pay-per-View TV rights, with the exclusive authority to licence Pay TV broadcaster, Supersport.”

Pedro emphasised that Afrosport’s guiding principle is the promotion of sports freedom.  This commitment, according to him, stems from the aspiration to grant all Nigerians unrestricted access to premium sports content through free-to-air television, enabling every individual to indulge in their passion and savor the finest sports experiences. 

He also assured that Afrosports will remains steadfast in its dedication to ensuring sports accessibility in every household, pledging an unwavering commitment to this mission.

Mr. Nimonka KOLANI, NWTV’s Managing Director insists:  “By securing the rights to AFCON 2023 Afrosport assures Nigerians at they would not miss any major football events in Africa in 2024. CAF, under the leadership of Dr Patrice Motsepe, enabled this partnership between NWTV and Afrosport and it should last to the delight of football fans in Nigeria.

The AFCON will take place in Ivory Coast, originally scheduled for June 2023, kicks-off on Saturday 13 January 2024, with the opening game between the hosts and Guinea-Bissau.  The Super Eagles of Nigeria will on Sunday commence their  campaign against Equatorial Guinea, in Abidjan.

In addition to over 30 Free-to-Air BON TV and Radio member Stations, the live matches can also be enjoyed on Afrosport TV, Channel 730 on the Free TV platform, and free streams on its Vidivu OTT platform which can be downloaded from Google Playstore, and Apple Appstore. 

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