TOPSTAR says it will broadcast all 51 games of the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament across its five sports channels.
StarTimes on TopStar secured broadcast rights for UEFA Euro 2020 in 2019 for territories across sub-Saharan Africa, on all media platforms.
TopStar’s public relations manager Joy Chula said in a statement that with this acquisition, StarTimes further expanded its already impressive portfolio of football broadcast rights, which includes UEFA Europa League, La Liga, the Bundesliga, the Emirates FA Cup, Coppa Italia and Copa Del Rey among others.
Chula said just the 2018 FIFA World Cup, all Euro 2020 matches would be broadcast in multiple languages and in high definition (HD) using the latest technologies.
She said the signal would be supplied by StarTimes’ satellite network which covers the African continent.
“This will ensure a strong and stable signal everywhere in Zambia, both in rural and urban areas, providing clear pictures and sound, even in case of bad weather. Matches will also be available live and on replay on the streaming application, providing football fans with more watching options,” she said. “We are making sure that every family, wherever they live, can enjoy this amazing football festival. Fans have been waiting for Euro 2020 for more than a year and they deserve to have the best viewing experience.”
She said match telecasts for the UEFA European Football Championship include pre-game, halftime and post-game studio segments.
Chula said the highly anticipated tournament was postponed in March 2020 following the COVID-19 outbreak and is now slated to take place from June 11 to July 11 this year.
This will be the 16th UEFA European Championship, bringing together 24 international men’s football power houses fighting to be declared champions of Europe.