Friday, 14 September 2012

ZUKU SECURES RIGHTS TO BROADCAST LIGUE 1

East Africa’s homegrown Pay-Tv operator Zuku, has secured rights to broadcast Ligue 1 football tourney’s for the next three season.

Zuku Sports will broadcast Five LIVE and short delay matches from each of the 38 rounds. The matches will be air exclusively on Zuku Sport Channels.

Announcing the deal, Wananchi Group Programming Managing Director Hannelie Bekker said “We can now confirm that ZUKU has obtained extensive rights to the next three years of Ligue 1 (French League). We will be carrying 4 - 5 game per round, either LIVE or short-delayed, EXCLUSIVE to Zuku Sports”.


Ms Bekker added that Setanta Africa, which broadcast on Zuku will carry another 2 games per week.

The games are supplemented by a preview show (Thursdays 5pm & Fridays 9pm) and a highlights show (Mondays 18:30), both on Zuku Sports.

This season Montpellier will be aiming to defend their title but will face stiff competition from big spending Paris St Germain.

PSG have been busy in the transfer market signing some of the world’s marquee players including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva and Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Champions League winners Didier Drogba and Michael Essien all spent their early careers in France. There are currently over a 100 Africans playing in Ligue 1.

Champions League winners Didier Drogba and Michael Essien all spent their early careers in France. There are currently over a 100 Africans playing in Ligue 1.

Ligue 1 is regarded as one of Europe's premier domestic league, and has a rich history as the breeding ground for some of Africa's most decorated players. There are currently over 100 Africans playing in Ligue 1. Didier Drogba and Michael Essien both spent their early careers in France.

This season Montpellier will be aiming to defend their title, but will face stiff competition from big spending Paris Saint Germain. PSG have been busy in the transfer market, signing some of the world's marquee players, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva and Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Note: StarTimes will be carrying one game a week on Sundays, as well as the magazine shows. They also carry Setanta Africa.

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