Star Sports to televise India’s international soccer matches

Indian pay-TV broadcaster will show all competitive games until March 2018.

Star Sports to televise India’s international soccer matches

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) and its marketing partner, Football Sports Development Limited, have agreed a rights deal for Star Sports to televise India’s international soccer games.

Along with its digital platform Hotstar, the pay-TV broadcaster will show all of India’s competitive games live until March 2018, including their 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers.

“This is a huge step forward for us,” said a spokesperson for Star India, the company which owns Star Sports. “Broadcasting the national fixtures is a significant addition to our line-up of football properties and validates our network as the premier destination for football fans.

“We are pleased to showcase India’s international matches which will provide a special experience to fans to follow the India national team during primetime on our on-air and digital platforms.”

India’s next game is a friendly at home to Nepal in Mumbai on 6th June, which is quickly followed by an AFC Asian Cup qualifying match against Kyrgyz Republic a week later.