Multichoice, the parent company of DStv, said on Wednesday, January 3, that the popular satellite TV service will not broadcast the upcoming AFCON 2023 event in Ivory Coast.
This was disclosed in a statement by the company.
According to the statement, SuperSport channels will not transmit the tournament “because the channel has not secured the rights to broadcast the tournament..”
This means that millions of viewers across Africa will now search for alternative means to watch the continent’s largest footballing event.
Part of the statement reads, “SuperSport Channel will not broadcast the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 scheduled for January 13th – February 11th, 2-24, because the channel has not secured the rights to broadcast the tournament.
“However, AFCON 2023 games will be available through our partner broadcast stations on Free to Air (FTA) channels
“Multichoice Africa remains committed to ensuring football fans across Africa continue to enjoy unrivaled access to entertainment and football games available on DStv and GOtv platforms including, the Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, Zambian Super League, and many more of football’s most prestigious competitions.”
See the full statement below: