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.