Canal+ Afrique to air World Cup matches live
Rebecca Hawkes | 25-04-2014
Pay-TV provider Canal+ Afrique has acquired the broadcasting rights for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and plans to provide subscribers with every game live from Brazil.
Along with the match coverage, Canal+ says it will be 'fully dedicated to the competition for one month', providing a team of expert pundits and a daily highlights show among other World Cup-related programmes.
"This exceptional commitment is illustrative of the desire of Canal+ Afrique to offer the very best quality of broadcasting to African television viewers, particularly for those countries whose teams have qualified," said David Mignot, managing director of Canal+ Afrique.
The acquisition adds to the football quota shown by Canal+ in Africa, which includes French Ligue 1, the English Premier League, Italian Serie A, Spanish La Liga, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League and the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015.