TVJ acquires exclusive cable and TV rights to Women’s World Cup
Radio Jamaica and Television Jamaica Limited, the country’s leading media providers, have acquired the exclusive FIFA Women’s World Cup free-to-air and cable television rights, including the right to simulcast its free-to-air channel TVJ via broadband transmission on 1spotmedia and televisionjamaica.com.
The stations have also acquired non-exclusive radio, mobile to other FIFA events in 2019, which also includes the FIFA Under-20 World Cup Poland 2019 and the FIFA Under-17 World Cup Peru 2019, as well as the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.
The agreement allows viewing on both TVJ’s free-to-air channel and its cable channel TVJ Sports Network, as well as radio rights to broadcast on HITZ 92 FM – It’s Reggae. It’s Sports!
“We have a responsibility to ensure that Jamaicans experience and enjoy the thrill of the Reggae Girlz’s first-ever appearance on the global stage for women’s football and we are happy that we, along with DIRECTV, can provide Jamaicans with this opportunity,” said Gary Allen, chief executive officer for the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, of which Radio Jamaica and Television Jamaica are members, adding that “this very satisfying agreement with DIRECTV for the 2019 FIFA events has given Jamaicans more exposure through radio, television and other media platforms, to top-quality football in various age groups for men and women”.
“We are extremely pleased to partner with Radio Jamaica Limited and TVJ in bringing these events to Jamaica. By acquiring Caribbean media rights to FIFA matches, we are delivering more football than ever before with the latest technology, thereby expanding the viewership for the game at all levels,” said Bernard Pantin, general manager of DIRECTV Caribbean. “This affirms DIRECTV’s commitment to football in the Caribbean, providing us with an opportunity to deepen our relationship with the sport in the region and continue to grow its base of supporters.”