The Myanmar TV network SkyNet announced at a press conference in Yangon on February 19 that they have acquired the Myanmar rights to broadcast the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
This is the first time an arrangement for stand-alone rights has been arranged with FIFA in the country. The station will air all 64 matches, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. Some of these, including the finals and semi-finals, will be televised on free-to-air terrestrial stations.
“There are many football fans in Myanmar and we are looking forward to a great working relationship with SkyNet and the football fans here,” said Niclas Ericson, director of the television department at international soccer governing body FIFA.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil will take place between June 12 and July 13 next year.
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The Premier League is pleased to announce that SkyNet has been awarded the live audio-visual broadcast rights for all 380 Barclays Premier League matches per season for seasons 2013/14 – 2015/16 in Myanmar.
Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, said: “We are extremely pleased that SkyNet has chosen to invest in the Premier League and welcome them as a new broadcast partner.
“We look forward to developing a strong working relationship with them as they showcase the Barclays Premier League to our fans in Myanmar.”
SkyNet’s Managing Director, Daw Myint Myint Win, said: “Football is the key driver for SkyNet and the acquisition of the BPL rights is the culmination of SkyNet’s comprehensive football offering.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity of working with the BPL to develop its popularity in Myanmar. This was the first time the BPL rights were offered to the territory of Myanmar on a standalone basis and, despite intense competition from international companies, SkyNet is delighted to be able to offer the world’s most-followed football league to its viewers.”