FPT Telecom, Vietnamese Telecommunications firm, has acquired the broadcasting rights in the country for all tournaments under the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in a three-year deal at an undisclosed fee.
As per the contract, FPT will have access to the AFC team with a total of 1,641 games and club competitions, and the tournaments will be broadcast on every FPT television channel. Not limiting to the AFC Asian Qualifiers, the contract covers the AFC Cup from 2021, AFC Asian Cup China 2023, the AFC U23 Asian Cup Finals 2022 and 2024, and Road to Qatar.
The deal also covers the AFC Solidarity Club and AFC Futsal Championship.
In a statement, AFC General Secretary, Dato’ Windsor John expressed his delight with the new partnership in Vietnam, where citizens are passionate about football. Additionally, he thanked the FPT Telecom for their confidence in the future of Asian football by entering into the agreement.
Alongside broadcasting, FPT will also be producing sideline content from experts and guests for game commentary on social media and fan pages to keep fans updated on latest tournament news.