The AFC signs a new broadcasting agreement that includes the 2022 World Cup in Qatar


The Asian Football Confederation announced today, Thursday, the signing of a new media rights agreement with Sky TV Network in New Zealand, for a period of two years.

The agreement includes broadcasting the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the 2022 AFC Women’s Cup in India and the AFC Champions League.

Sky is one of New Zealand’s largest broadcast television networks, offering several pay-TV, Internet broadcasting and Internet services.

In addition to the AFC competitions, the network owns the rights to broadcast several major sports tournaments, including the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the European Champions League, the European League, the German League and the Italian League.

“We are delighted to welcome Sky to our distinguished family of media partners, which reflects the value and prestige of world-class tournaments in the AFC,” said Dato’ Windsor John, AFC General Secretary.

“We thank Sky for its belief in the future of Asian football, as the AFC will continue its commitment to expanding its competitions in Asia and around the world,” he added.

On the other hand, Adam Crowthers, Director of Sports Partnerships at Sky New Zealand, said: “We are excited to confirm that the Asian Qualifiers – The Road to Qatar – the AFC Champions League and the AFC Women’s Cup have joined the list of events we are showing.”

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He added, “As we prepare to showcase the two biggest tournaments in the world, the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup and the 2023 Women’s World Cup, the AFC tournaments will have a huge following from our football fans, and we are happy that the New Zealand people will be able to watch all the action through the Sky system. digital box wherever it is.

Patrick Murphy, Board Member and CEO of Asian Football Marketing Corporation, said: “We are delighted to have Sky join our list of global media partners. Asian football in the country.

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