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AFC agrees media rights deal with CSTN in the Caribbean Islands

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC)

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today confirmed CSTN as their new media partner in the Caribbean Islands to broadcast the AFC’s competitions from 2021 to 2024.

The partnership includes all major AFC national team and club competitions, including but not limited to the final round of the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar, the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022, the AFC Asian Cup China 2023, as well as the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup starting from the 2021 season.

CSTN, first established in the British Virgin Islands in 2004, has been focusing on aggregating and distributing sports content across pan-Caribbean territories and maintains extensive relationships with the major local television channels across different islands.

CSTN will leverage its distribution network across both traditional TV channels and growing digital platforms to increase the exposure of the AFC’s competitions, while adding to their already impressive portfolio of rights, including the CONCACAF Nations League and FIFA World Cup Qualifiers amongst others.

Dato’ Windsor John, the AFC General Secretary, said: “The AFC is pleased to enter into this partnership with CSTN, which reinforces the ever-growing value and stature of the AFC’s competitions and brand, not just in Asia but across the globe.

“Through this partnership, the AFC remains committed towards strengthening the appeal of our competitions to wider audiences. We thank CSTN for their confidence and we take great pride in being able to showcase the best of Asian football to fans in the Caribbean.”

Expressing his delight on the reestablishment of its relationship with the AFC, Selby Browne, President of CSTN commented: “The vision for the development of a closer relationship between the 31 Caribbean countries and the 47 member associations of the AFC will prove successful for all nations. We look forward to bringing the AFC competitions ever closer to the football fans in the Caribbean.”

Patrick Murphy, Board Member and CEO at Football Marketing Asia added: “We are delighted to welcome CSTN as our valued media partner in the Caribbean Islands. This marks another progressive step to increase the exposure and visibility of the AFC competitions beyond the Continent. We are confident that CSTN will do a fantastic job in increasing the presence of Asia’s national team and premier club football through their extensive local distribution network.”