By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa
The compliance with ORANGE AFCON South Africa 2013 television and radio broadcast rights in Sub-Saharan Africa are now available.
And the television and radio rights of ORANGE AFCON South Africa 2013 have been granted in exclusivity to LC2 – AFNEX.
This week in Paris, France, authorities announced that the television and radio rights of ORANGE AFCON South Africa 2013, taking place from January 19 to February 10, 2013 are owned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and have been granted, through a license, to LC2 Media – AFNEX in exclusivity for television and Radio broadcasting “via Terrestrial TV and satellite, by free TV”, in every language and in forty one (41) countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. These television and radio rights are commercialized by CCFOOT Ltd.
News coming from Paris revealed that only television stations and media having purchased sublicense television and Radio rights to CCFOOT Ltd located in Geneva (phone + 41 22 393 60 18) will be legally allowed to broadcast ORANGE AFCON South Africa 2013, provided by the AFNEX Network “via Terrestrial TV and satellite, by free TV”, in the following countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cap-Vert, Chad, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Essentially, “All TV and Radio broadcast of ORANGE AFCON South Africa 2013 “via Terrestrial TV and satellite, by free TV” in the aforementioned territories without prior written authorization of CCFOOT Ltd will constitute an act of piracy, leading to systematic and immediate prosecution by LC2 – AFNEX / CCFOOT, before the appropriate courts and authorities, without prejudice of all other legal action, might those measures be provisional.
“May we remind that all acts of piracy (marketing or audiovisual) infringe on the CAF and CAF licensee’s rights equally. Indeed, acts of piracy weaken the sporting event and its organizer’s and therefore put at a great risk Africa’s sport economics,” LC2-AFNEX noted.
Also added is that in the interest of sport economics, Africa in general and promotion of African football in particular, let’s all enjoy the ORANGE AFCON South Africa 2013 with the AFNEX Network (African Network and News Exchange).
In 20 years, LC2 has become a diversified international group structured around several centres of professions. Present in Africa, France and the United States, LC2 Médias consists of the following:
3 African medias: LC2 Télévision, NTV2 and LC2 International.tv, television chains accessible in Bénin and 22 African countries respectively, and all over the world.
A pan African network: AFNEX, the top in its field on the continent, ensuring signal transmission and the exchange of audio-visual programmes.
A sports department specialising in the management of media rights for sports events.
A Telecom department: An innovative operator in telephony infrastructure and value added services.
A Finance department: with NASUBA EXPRESS, which offers pre-paid bank cards for the payment and transfer of money by card.
“The LC2 group is a pan African media leader that has successfully managed to transfer new technologies to become a major player in the broadcasting and retransmission of images on the African continent. By controlling its profession upstream (production, retransmission), LC2 is becoming a modern pan African group which is integrated and independent at technological level.”