StarTimes customers in Kenya and across sub-Saharan Africa will be able to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup as the firm announced last year it had acquired broadcast rights from FIFA to all 2017-2018 tournaments.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be staged in Russia between 16th June to 15th July 2018. Other tournaments also include the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2018 and FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2018.
According to StarTimes Vice President Mr. Mark Lisboa, “We are delighted to secure the broadcast rights to the 2018 World Cup, a tournament that every soccer fan across the globe looks forward to every four years, the fact that StarTimes will bring this showpiece to Kenyan households is a great breakthrough as it demonstrates our progressive commitment to provide access to premium content at the most affordable subscription costs.”
StarTimes also has a dedicated five sports channels that will broadcast the respective tournaments including two High Definition channels namely Sports Premium and World Premium as well as Sports Arena, Sports life and Sports focus enabling the company to air multiple live matches at the same time.
Interestingly, the company’s subscribers will be in a position to enjoy these prestigious tournaments from as little as Ksh 599 per month where subscribing to basic bouquet, Classic or Unique bouquet that retail at Ksh 499, 999 and 1,499 respectively, will enable households to access to all the live matches and more.
The same will be available from as little as Ksh 899 on Smart bouquet and Ksh 1,499 for Super bouquet on the StarTimes satellite television platform.