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StarTimes secures TV right for Ghana Premier League

By Vincent Ashitey
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Chinese based broadcasting company StarTimes have secured the Television broadcasting rights for the ongoing 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season.

The Chinese company beat off competition from other media giants to acquire the right to broadcast the Ghana Premier League after losing it last year.

A statement from GFA read: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.

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.

Meanwhile, the GFA has decided to make highlights of the Ghana Premier League and the FA Cup available to other television stations in a non exclusive category.

As part of the agreement, part of the monetary consideration will be used to produce matches and highlights of the Division One League, the Women's Premier League and Women's FA Cup to give the competitions the needed visibility.

The GFA, will, in due course, announce names of television stations who have been granted non exclusive rights for the highlights shows.

The Ghana Football Association welcomes StarTimes as its partner and is looking forward to having a fruitful and mutually beneficial relationship."

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