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Multichoice makes U-turn to transmit AFCON games on SuperSports



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Multichoice, the parent company of DStv, announced on Wednesday that it would be broadcasting the African Cup of Nations tournament held in Ivory Coast.

The AFCON game is scheduled to take place between January 13 and February 11, 2024.

The 34th edition of AFCON will begin on January 13 in Ivory Coast

Earlier last Wednesday, it announced it wouldn’t be broadcasting on its platform because it failed to secure the broadcasting rights of the continent’s biggest football event on its SuperSport channels.

It said, “SuperSport Channel will not broadcast the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 scheduled for January 13th–February 11th, 2024, because the channel has not secured the rights to broadcast the tournament.

“However, AFCON 2023 games will be available through our partner broadcast stations on Free to Air (FTA) channels.


Multichoice Africa remains committed to ensuring football fans across Africa continue to enjoy unrivalled access to entertainment and football games available on DStv and GOtv platforms, including the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Zambian Super League, and many more of football’s most prestigious competitions.”

“No gree for anybody! Watch all 52 matches of the AFCON 2023 on Super Sports,” it said.

Earlier, the Nigerian Television Authority, on Wednesday, announced it would be transmitting all 52 AFCON matches.

Africa’s largest TV network made this known on its X handle after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Afro Sports.


It posted, “NTA signs Memorandum of Understanding with Afro Sports for transmission of 52 matches of the Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire.


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