Sony Six acquires the rights for the Africa Cup of Nations

12 Jan,2015

By A Correspondent


Sony Six has bagged the rights to air the Africa Cup of Nations 2015 live in South Asia. The tournament is the international football championship of Africa held every two years and organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The upcoming edition of the tournament will be played in Equatorial Guinea from 17th January to 8th February 2015.


One of the biggest international tournaments, the Africa Cup of Nations is counted in the same league as the European Championships and the Copa America. This year’s edition will be the first ever to be shown live in India and will feature the star-studded line-ups of teams such as Ghana, Ivory Coast & South Africa. Some of the superstars headlining the Africa Cup of Nations this year include Christian Atsu, Papiss Cisse, Asamoah Gyan (Ghana),Yaya Toure, Kolo Toure, Cheick Tiote, Wilfried Bony (Ivory Coast) and Diafra Sakho (Senegal).


Prasana Krishnan

Commenting on the acquisition, Prasana Krishnan, Business Head, Sony Six said, “The rights for the Africa Cup of Nations is without doubt a great addition to our exciting bouquet of live sports programming. This only reinforces our position as the home for the top international football tournaments. Furthermore, most of the matches from the tournament are going to be telecast here at prime time, which will only boost its viewership in our region.”


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