Press Release – The 2020/21 football season begins on StarTimes

INKURU ZAMAMAZA   Yanditswe na: Ubwanditsi 24 August 2020 Yasuwe: 1171

2020 is indeed a special year. It is the year football fans around the world had to live without football during several months while staying home. It is the year players had to play in empty stadiums without fans shooting and singing. Things have been slowly returning back to normal. And August 29 will mark another step toward the return of football as we love it with the beginning of the new 2020/21 season.

Digital TV operator StarTimes will celebrate the new season by broadcasting live and in HD the first game of the season, the FA Community Shield.

It will be contested this Saturday at Wembley Stadium between Premier League winners Liverpool and the winners of the 2020 FA Cup, Arsenal. The Gunners defeated Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup final on August 1.

Early August, StarTimes acquired LaLiga broadcasting rights. The exciting Spanish league will be showed on the StarTimes sport channels starting from the first 20120/21 season matchday on September 12.

Just before that, on September 3, StarTimes will start airing the UEFA Nations League. The second edition of UEFA’s newest national-team competition will begin with great clashes such as Germany vs. Spain, Sweden against France and titleholder Portugal vs. Croatia.

In terms of European events, StarTimes will keep broadcasting exclusive the UEFA Europa League. The final played on August 21 saw Sevilla beat their own record with a sixth Europa League title.

StarTimes will also broadcast not less than three national cups. First, the Emirates FA Cup will follow English powerhouses clashes. Then, Italian top clubs will fight to win the Coppa Italia, exclusive on StarTimes Sport channels in Africa. Finally, as fans never have enough of Spanish football, StarTimes will air Copa del Rey matches.

Football has been at the core of StarTimes’ sport content strategy these last years and this rich offering highlights StarTimes’ commitment to provide the best football experience to its users.

The digital TV operator is making sure that football fans across Africa can enjoy premium football games every week until the long-awaited UEFA Euro 2020 in June 2021.


StarTimes is the leading digital TV operator in Africa, serving 13 million DVB subscribers and 20 million OTT users in 30+ countries. StarTimes owns a 600+ channels’ content platform combining African local channels (75%) and international channels (25%, including Chinese channels 1.5%).

The company’s vision is "To ensure that every African family can access, afford, watch and share the beauty of digital TV".

Author : Ubwanditsi


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