By James K. Attaglo Wilson|

Chinese broadcast giants [StarTimes] has emerged as the television rights holder of the Ghana Premier League and the FA Cup competition for the next five years, beating the nation’s broadcaster [Ghana Broadcasting Corporation] in the bidding process.

“The Ghana Football Association welcomes StarTimes as its partner and is looking forward to having a fruitful and mutually beneficial relationship,” an official statement from the GFA on Wednesday read.

According to the GFA, the five-year agreement is worth $5.25 million. Part of the monetary consideration will be used to produce matches and highlights of the Ghana Premier League, Division One League, the Women’s Premier League, as well as the FA Cup.

The GFA has, however, decided to make the highlights available to other television stations in a non exclusive category in order to give the competitions the needed visibility.

StarTimes first secured the Ghana Premier League media rights in November 2016 [10yrs] for $17,950,000 and also to provide ten artificial pitches as well as a fully equipped OB van to the GFA within the period.