FIBA men and women’s AfroBasket 2017 are coming on StarTimes
Following its recent agreement with FIBA,
StarTimes announces it will broadcast its first basketball tournaments, FIBA Women’s
AfroBasket and men’s AfroBasket 2017.
August 18th to 27th, Mali will host the 23rd AfroBasket
Women. 12 teams will compete to win the continental title.
from September 6th to 18th, FIBA AfroBasket 2017, the
continent's flagship basketball event, will take place in Senegal's capital
city of Dakar and the Tunisia's capital of Tunis.
Yu, StarTimes Media Division Chief Operating Officer, said: “We are excited to broadcast live FIBA women and men Afrobasket 2017
which are our first events since acquiring exclusive broadcasting rights of
FIBA international tournaments. We did not waste time in implementing this agreement
because as soon as fans learned we got FIBA rights, they told us they couldn’t
wait to watch top international basketball.”
FIBA Women’s Afrobasket 2017 teams
are expected to fight tooth and nails. Favorite teams all have something to
prove. Hosts Mali want to win the title after their defeat at home in 2011.
Senegal will defend their 2015 title. And Angola want to show that they are
African best team after winning the tournament in 2011 and 2013.
FIBA AfroBasket will see
African champions Nigeria look forward to retaining their first continental
title. Angola will be looking for revenge after the last edition where they
lost in the final. Cameroon will seek to equal or even better their performance
at the FIBA AfroBasket 2007 where they finished second. And Cote d’Ivoire are
leaving nothing to chance in their bid to storm the tournament.
FIBA Women’s Afrobasket and FIBA AfroBasket will be broadcasted live
and exclusive on the StarTimes Sport Premium
very excited to watch these tournaments. We will see the best of African
basketball. I expect a lot of surprises. Especially during Women’s AfroBasket where
stakes are really high as teams will battle for a ticket to 2018 World Cup,”
said the Sports Director of StarTimes Media Division, Cole He Xin.
July 20th, consistent with its mission and values to offer the best
sport content, StarTimes acquired exclusive media rights in Sub-Saharan Africa
for FIBA's national team competitions during the period 2017-2021, including
the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China.
is the leading digital-TV operator in Africa, serving nearly 10 million
subscribers with a signal covering the whole continent and a massive
distribution network of 200 brand halls, 3,000 convenience stores and 5,000
distributors. StarTimes owns a featured content platform, with 480 authorized
channels consisting of news, movies, series, sports, entertainment, children's
programs, etc. The company's vision is "To ensure that every African
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