The Ghana Football Association have, in confirmation of foxfmonline.com report on Tuesday, announced Chinese Television broadcasting giants StarTimes as the new TV rights holder of the Ghana Premier League and the FA Cup.
On Tuesday, we reported that StarTimes leads the competitive bid for the TV rights which includes bids from GTV, ESPN, Supersports among others with the GFA set to name the Chinese TV company as winners in the coming days.
In a press statement published on the FA website on Wednesday, StarTimes has been confirmed winners of the bid after tabling an offer “which was the best among other bids”.
“The Ghana Football Association is delighted to announce to its
stakeholders that StarTimes Ghana are the new Television Rights Holders
of the Ghana Premier League and the FA Cup.
StarTimes emerged winners of the competitive bidding process after the GFA accepted their offer, which was the best among other bids”, the statement announced.
According to the FA, StarTimes will sign a five-year agreement with the GFA worth over $5 million dollars to become the exclusive Television Rights holders of the GPL and the FA Cup.
” StarTimes will sign a five-year agreement with the GFA worth $5.25m US Dollars to be the exclusive Television Rights owner of the Ghana Premier League and the FA Cup with immediate effect”, the statement confirmed.
The FA has however decided to make the highlights of the premier league and the FA Cup available to other TV stations “in a non exclusive category”.
Names of the television stations that have been granted highlights of the premier league and the FA Cup rights will soon be announced by the FA.
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