Rights deal signed for Jamaica’s Women’s World Cup bow

Television Jamaica, a subsidiary of RJRGleaner Communications Group, has acquired exclusive free-to-air and cable television rights to the 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup as Jamaica prepares to make its debut in the football tournament.

TVJ has agreed the deal with pan-regional pay-television broadcaster DirecTV, which holds exclusive rights in the Caribbean for events operated by Fifa, football’s global governing body.

TVJ’s free-to-air channel and its cable channel TVJ Sports Network will broadcast the World Cup, which takes place in France from June 7 to July 7.

The deal also includes the right for TVJ to simulcast its free-to-air channel’s coverage of the World Cup via the internet on 1spotmedia and televisionjamaica.com.

Jamaica has been drawn in Group C and will face Australia, Italy and Brazil.