Dubai Sports to air Omani football

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 17 February 2015

Dubai Sports Channel has signed a deal with the Oman Football Association (OFA) to televise selected matches from the current season of the Omantel Professional League (OPL) across the UAE.

The agreement is the second overseas deal for Omani football, after one with Qatar's Al Kass TV was sealed in 2014.

Sheikh Shabib al Hosni, CEO of the OPL, welcomed the new deal, saying: "Last weekend saw the telecast of an OPL match on Dubai Sports Channel. We are happy that the matches are attracting many more fans."

Domestic audiences have been able to watch on Oman TV 80 of the 91 matches in the opening half of the OPL, which runs from September 2014 to May 2015.