Africa-Press – Rwanda. Canal+ Group will from August 5 broadcast all major European football leagues including Italian Serie A, Germany’s Bundesliga, Spanish LaLiga, France’s Ligue 1, English Premier League as well as UEFA Champions League.
The Group announced this milestone after renewing an agreement that grants the company the rights to broadcast the leagues in Sub-Saharan Africa.
According to Marie-Claire Muneza, Communication Manager at Canal + Rwanda, Canal + Group is the only media company that is allowed to broadcast games from the aforementioned leagues in Sub-Saharan Africa, including special rights to broadcast them in French in the countries where the language is spoken.
The agreement allows Canal+ to broadcast all 380 matches that make up the Premier League. It will also broadcast daily three best games in LaLiga, one of the best in LaLiga SmartBank (second division League in Spain) and the highlights of LaLiga World and LaLiga SmartBank.
All the games will be broadcasted on Canal+ Sport channels and App Canal featuring professional commentators starting on Friday August 5 where the pay Tv company’s subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will watch the opening game of Premier League – Crystal Palace Vs Arsenal.
Jounalists and Canal + officals pose for group photo after the press conference in Kigali on August 4 .Photo by Craish Bahizi
As the Back to Foot campaign kicks off, Canal+ Rwanda is set to provide free installation services to all new customers who will buy Canal + materials during the weekend of August 5 to 7.
According to Muneza, a special promotion “Zamuka Na Siporo” is also available for existing Canal+ customers.
“For example,” she said, “if you have an Ikaze bouquet which costs Rwf5,000 and upgrade it to a Zamuka bouquet which costs Rwf 10,000, you’ll be given a bonus of Zamuka Na Siporo bouquet which costs Rwf 20,000, for 30 days.”
Muneza also urged their clientele to subscribe as early as possible so that the football leagues can start when they are well set.
Canal+ Group is a leading media company and pay-tv operator. It has a wide international footprint with a presence in Europe, Africa, and Asia.
The Group totals 23.7 million subscribers worldwide, including 9 million in mainland France. With STUDIOCANAL, Canal+ Group is also a European leader in the production, acquisition, and distribution of feature films and TV series.
It is also a leading player in free-to-air television with a pole of several channels, as well as an ads sales agency. Canal+ Group is wholly owned by worldwide integrated content, media, and communication group, Vivendi.
Canal+ Group will from August 5 broadcast all major European football leagues including Italian Serie A, Germany’s Bundesliga, Spanish LaLiga, France’s Ligue 1, English Premier League as well as UEFA Champions League
Journalists during a press conference