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.