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FanCode secures live streaming rights to AFC competitions in India

Published: Updated: 12:50, 18 Sep 2023
New exclusive media deal between sports platform and governing body to cover this season and next

FanCode, a leading sports platform in India, has secured exclusive streaming rights for several Asian Football Confederation (AFC) competitions for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 seasons. The rights were obtained through a sub-licensing agreement with Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL), the entity that holds the media rights for AFC competitions in India.

The AFC, which oversees football in Asia, is known for organizing some of the world's most esteemed football tournaments. These include the AFC Champions League, the top-tier club competition in Asia.

This new agreement will provide Indian football enthusiasts with the chance to watch high-quality Asian football, featuring global football stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, and Karim Benzema.

The partnership encompasses several AFC tournaments, including the AFC Champions League, the AFC Cup for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 seasons, the AFC U23 Asian Cup, the AFC U20 Women's Asian Cup 2024, the AFC U17 Women's Asian Cup 2024, the AFC U23 Asian Cup 2024, and more.

Mumbai City FC, a club based in India, will be participating in this year's AFC Champions League. They have been placed in Group D, which also includes Neymar's Al-Hilal from Saudi Arabia, FC Nassaji Mazandaran from Iran, and PFC Navbahor Namangan from Uzbekistan. Additionally, Odisha FC and Mohun Bagan Super Giant are set to compete in the AFC Cup.

FanCode Co-Founder, Prasana Krishnan, said:

“We are delighted to partner with the Asian Football Confederation and bring some of the biggest names along with some top matches to fans in India. This will further help the Indian footballing ecosystem to grow.”

FanCode has a history of live-streaming major football events. It recently provided coverage for the FIFA Women's World Cup and the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup.

Currently, it is streaming the J-League, EFL Championships, Barclays Women's Super League (WSL), and the Carabao Cup. On the domestic front, FanCode streams competitions such as the Hero Super Cup, the Goa Professional League, and the Kerala Pro League, among others.

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