WTCR TV AGREEMENT FOR SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
*StarTimes to show highlights of all WTCR OSCARO races
nearly 10 million subscribers
Highlights of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO
will be shown on television in Sub-Saharan Africa following an
agreement between WTCR promoter Eurosport Events and StarTimes.
StarTimes is the leading digital TV operator in Africa. It serves
nearly 10 million subscribers with a signal covering the whole
continent and a massive distribution network of 200 brand halls, 3000
convenience stores and 5000 distributors.
The StarTimes Group, a Chinese multinational media company based in Beijing,
owns a featured content platform with 480 authorised channels
consisting of news, movies, series, sports, entertainment, programmes
for children, fashion, religion, among others. The channels are
broadcast in 10 different languages, including English, French,
Portuguese, Africa indigenous languages and Chinese.
“We are very proud to broadcast the WTCR OSCARO to our African
audience. StarTimes is always looking to offer the best sport content
and with WTCR OSCARO, African car fans are getting the top competition
for touring cars,” said Cole He Xin, StarTimes Media Division Sport
StarTimes’ coverage of WTCR OSCARO will focus on race highlights in
2018 with all 10 events due to be shown during the remainder of year.
The StarTimes agreement complements existing partnerships with 2M in
Morocco and OSN in the Middle East and North Africa region, which
broadcast WTCR OSCARO races live.
“We’re very pleased to expand the WTCR OSCARO broadcast portfolio to
include Sub-Saharan Africa through this new agreement with StarTimes.
The Sub-Saharan region is strategically important to the development of
mass-market car manufacturers with high-speed economic
growth,” said François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events, the WTCR
Up next on the schedule is WTCR Race of Portugal on the challenging
Vila Real street circuit from 22-24 June.