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StarSat Pay-TV making inroads in soccer

Posted by radio On January - 12 - 2015

On Digital Media’s (ODM’s) StarSat satellite pay-TV platform in South Africa, is pleased to announce that it has obtained exclusive production and broadcasting rights for the Turkish Airlines Friendship Cup between German Bundesliga giants VfL Wolfsburg and local club Ajax Cape Town on 14 January 2015, live from Cape Town Stadium at 19:00, on StarTimes Sport 2, channel 241.


Currently in second place on the Bundesliga table, Wolfsburg will also battle it out with South Africa’s Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth on the 18th January at 16:00.


The live action does not end here. StarSat has also acquired the rights to broadcast two other Bundesliga friendly games being played in Florida in the USA. The Florida Cup features two Bundesliga teams and two Brazilian football teams and the games dovetail nicely with the South African games. Fans will be able to view these games also on StarTimes Sport 2, channel 241.


Commenting on this, Gary Rathbone, StarTimes Head of Sport said, “One of the first major acquisitions for 2015, for StarTimes/StarSat has been the rights to one of the world’s most exciting and successful leagues – the German Bundesliga. To give our viewers a taste of what they can expect, we will be doing the live broadcasts of the current tour of South Africa by Bundesliga team Wolfsburg, something we are exceptionally proud to have achieved.

Wolfsburg are currently second in this highly competitive league, and this will be a great chance for our subscribers to see live football of the highest quality, on StarTimes Sports 2 , when they tackle two great PSL sides, Ajax Cape Town and Chippa United.”


“We are also pleased to announce that not only will we be producing the Wolfsburg games live in South Africa, but we will also be broadcasting the Florida Cup – featuring Bayer Leverkusen and FC Koln against two giants of the Brazilian game – Corinthians and Fluminense. So we have week of great live football ahead for our subscribers, featuring the best of German, Brazilian and South African football. I believe this is the start of plenty of great football to come,” concluded Rathbone.


StarSat will be the exclusive broadcaster of all the German Bundesliga games in South Africa. Football fans can look forward to all of the football action when the 2015/2016 season of the Bundesliga kicks off in August 2015.

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