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Sony Six acquires rightsfor Africa Cup of Nations

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MUMBAI: 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 organised by the
Confederation of African Football
(CAF).The upcoming edition of the
tournament will be played in Equatorial
Guinea from 17 January to 8 February
2015.

This year’s edition will be the first ever
to be shown live in India and will
feature line-ups of teams such as
Ghana, Ivory Coast and South Africa.

Some of the stars 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).
Commenting on the acquisition, Sony
Six business head Prasana Krishnan
said, “The rights for the Africa Cup of
Nations are a great addition to our
bouquet of live sports programming.

This 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 boost its viewership in our region.”
This year’s Africa Cup of Nations will
guarantee a new champion, as Nigeria,
the winners of the last championship
did not qualify for the tournament. The
opening match will be played between
the hosts Equatorial Guinea and Congo
at Estadio de Bata and shown live on
Six SD and HD on 17 January, 2015 at
9:30pm.

http://www.indiantelevision.com/television/tv-channels/sports/sony-six-acquires-rights-for-africa-cup-of-nations-150109
 
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