GTV brings FA Cup rights home in Africa

Part of the English Football Association’s latest US$300 million, four-year international rights deal, GTV’s package will also include all England international home games and The Community Shield.

The deal covers 44 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and forms part of a wider multi-million dollar investment in programming from GTV, which has already secured a three-year deal starting with the current season for 80 per cent of the Barclays Premier League and also owns rights for Italian football’s Serie A.

Julian McIntyre, GTV’s Founder and Managing Director said: “Football fans asked; GTV listened.I am thrilled that we will be adding the FA Cup to our fantastic line-up, which brings together the best European and African football with a variety of great entertainment for the whole family. This latest deal is part of our multi-million dollar investment in the programming that our customers demand. It is an exciting milestone in our development as Africa’s first widely accessible and affordable pay TV service.