StarTimes keep skin in the Italian game, renewing Coppa Italia rights

African pay-television operator StarTimes has renewed its rights to the Coppa Italia in English, French, Portuguese and indigenous languages.

StarTimes has held rights in sub-Saharan Africa to the Coppa Italia, Italy’s top domestic club cup, for the past three seasons. It recently lost rights to Serie A, Italy’s top-tier league, to rival pay-television broadcaster SuperSport.

Meaningful Coppa Italia matches begin in December, when Serie A clubs join the competition. The last 32, round of 16 and quarter-finals are played across December and January. Semi-finals are played in February, and the two-leg final is played in April.

StarTimes also holds rights to Germany’s Bundesliga, France’s Ligue 1 and the Uefa Europa League.