StarTimes is set to thrill Nigerian football fans with new sport channels and exclusive live sporting action on its digital TV platform. The company announced that it has secured exclusive rights to screen various pulsating FIFA World Cup football games to excite its Nigerian subscribers and offer them fantastic sports actions and entertainment.
The games are the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand between May 30 and June 20; FIFA Women World Cup Canada 2015 between June 6 and July 5; FIFA U -17 World Cup in Chile 2015 between 17 October and 8 November, 2015.
StarTimes will also show European qualifiers live between 12 and 14 June; the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2015 in Portugal on 9 – 19 July and the preliminary draws of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia on July 25. The International Champions Cup (ICC 2015) cricket games will also be screened live on StarTimes Sport channels between 11 July and 05 August 2015 with 15 clubs and 23 games live in action.
Meanwhile, StarTimes has also concluded plans to launch a new sports channel called Star Sport Premium. The new channel will launch on the StarTimes Unique bouquet from June 1 and further boost the digital TV provider’s sport offerings. Star Times will also unveil three other sports channels soon.
Mr. Israel Bolaji, Public Relations Manager at NTA-Star TV Network StarTimes in a press statement said “StarTimes is kicking off its Soccer Season campaign and will thrill its viewers with live world cup football actions exclusively on its Star Sports 2, Star Sports Focus, NTA Sports 24 and other sports channels including its Star Sports Premium which will be launched by June 1. While the U- 20 World Cup will be shown live on Star Sports 2, the Women’s World Cup will be shown on Star Sports Premium.