September 09, 2011 05:00 ET

SNTV Acquires Rights to African Cup of Nations Events

LONDON--(Marketwire - Sep 9, 2011) - SNTV, the world's leading television sports video news agency, announced today that it has acquired the rights to the next three African Cup of Nations events beginning in 2012. The African Cup of Nations is the international football championship of Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

SNTV will provide coverage from at least 20 matches, as well as news coverage, to SNTV broadcast partners worldwide, except Europe. SNTV will also provide extensive coverage from the qualifying stages, and the semi-finals and finals of the next six CAF Champions League tournaments from 2011 to 2016.

"We are very pleased to have secured the rights to the top football competition in Africa," said Martin Kay, Managing Director of SNTV. "This is a great addition to SNTV's ever growing portfolio of sports content, now serving over 400 broadcasters worldwide."

The 2012 Africa Cup of Nations will be the 28th edition and will be co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. The 2013 games will be hosted by South Africa and the 2015 event by Morocco.

SNTV is a partnership between IMG Media, the world's largest independent producer and distributor of sports programming, with over 40 offices world-wide, and The Associated Press, the backbone of the world's information system, serving over 16,000 media outlets globally with 83 bureaus in 67 countries.

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