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Sportsmax controls schoolboy football rights

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first_imgKINGSTON:SportsMax has now added schoolboy football to its impressive line-up, as it has been awarded the exclusive three-year broadcast rights for the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW schoolboy Manning and daCosta Cup competitions for 2015, 2016 and 2017.The rights were put to tender by the recently formed Greenfield Media Productions Limited, a joint venture between ISSA and GraceKennedy Limited. SportsMax, a Digicel Group company, will now have the exclusive international broadcast rights and licence for live and delayed television broadcast of competitions via television and streaming.SportsMax’s broadcast rights extend to all territories worldwide, with Caribbeanwide television coverage to 25 countries on SportsMax into the United States and Canada on its sister channel, CEEN, and on free-to-air television via Television Jamaica (TVJ) in Jamaica. TVJ will be using all of its channels, including TVJSN and 1spotmedia, to ensure full coverage of this year’s schoolboy football competitions.”SportsMax has been instrumental in ensuring that local and international coverage of Jamaica’s football continues to receive unprecedented international exposure,” said Oliver McIntosh, SportsMax president and CEO. “We and our parent company, Digicel, have worked with ISSA before, and this is another big step for us as we work more closely with Greenfield Media to showcase the depth of talent in the Caribbean.”live actionClaire Grant, general manager at TVJ and TVJSN, said: “We are pleased to be able give Jamaicans everywhere, on any device, the supreme joy of watching potential Reggae Boyz from our high schools play in the glorious game of football.”SportsMax and TVJ’s coverage of the schoolboy football season kicked off on Saturday with the double-header at Catherine Hall Sports Complex in Montego Bay, featuring Manning Cup champions Jamaica College and daCosta Cup holders Clarendon College.The two channels will be bringing live action from all high-school competitions every week through to the crowning of the champion high-school footballers. The Manning Cup final is set for November 28 at the National Stadium and the daCosta Cup final slated for December 5 at Catherine Hall stadium in St James.Digicel SportsMax also holds broadcast rights to the Barclays Premier League, Spanish La Liga, UEFA Champions League, NBA, Women’s Tennis Association tour, IAAF Diamond League, Indian Premier League, Ashes cricket series between Australia and England cricket, and more.last_img read more

Ghana football execs allegedly caught on video taking bribes

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first_imgOther Ghana FA executives were also filmed accepting bribes influencing player selection for various national teams, an AFP correspondent said.And 15 referees were even caught on camera allegedly accepting just $100 (85 euros) to rig Ghana Premier League matches — with their assistants taking $50.The project is the result of two years work by an undercover investigative journalist who goes by the pseudonym Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who is known for previously exposing graft in Ghana’s judiciary.The documentary shows Nyantakyi proposing journalists posing as investors pay him $11 million to help grease the palms of key government officials to secure contracts.During several meetings in Dubai, Nyantakyi also suggested setting up an agency that would broker a sponsorship deal for the Ghana Premier League.The deal discussed on camera was to be worth $5 million per year for five years, and as part of the agreement the Ghana FA was to pay a fee of 20 to 25 percent to the agency set up by Nyantakyi.Ghanaian police had already opened an investigation into the GFA head after President Nana Akufo-Addo complained that Nyantakyi had “used the president’s name and office fraudulently”.Nyantakyi was then questioned by police and released pending further investigation.Journalist Anas, who keeps his identity a closely guarded secret, earlier in the week vowed to carry on his undercover work despite receiving death threats over his latest expose.“I am not scared and I will not be intimidated. I’m keeping my focus and will not be distracted,” Anas Aremeyaw Anas told AFP earlier in the week, stating that his work was “in the interest of the nation”.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Other Ghana FA executives were also filmed accepting bribes influencing player selection for various national teams, an AFP correspondent said.ACCRA, Ghana, June 7 – An explosive documentary has rocked Ghana’s football association, showing executives including the organisation’s head allegedly proposing bribes worth millions of euros.Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi was caught suggesting lucrative deals to undercover journalists posing as “investors” in the film “Number 12”, which was shown Wednesday at a preview attended by diplomats and politicians in the capital Accra.last_img read more