Africa Cup of Nations to be broadcast online alongside live TV schedule

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Sports agency SPORTFIVE have continued their partnership with FIFA by announcing the online broadcasting of each Africa Cup of Nations match via January 10-31.

Single matches are priced at €5 ($7.15), a pass for all 24 group phase matches (January 10-23) is €20 ($29), and a pass for the final 8 knockout matches costs €15 ($21.50).

MyAfricanFootball was set up early in 2009 to focus on providing access to news and video surrounding African football, both live and archived, such as the 2006 and 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, the African Youth Championship, World Cup Qualifiers, and club teams competing in the African Champions League and Confederation Cup.

Among other broadcasters who will be showing live and pre-recorded matches from the Africa Cup of Nations are Eurosport who are using both the standard Eurosport channel and Eurosport HD for the event. Eurosport also offer a a monthly online subscription for €4.90 ($7), for those wishing to stream live video via the internet, apart from in France where the tournament is covered by sponsors Orange on their Orange Sport channel.

In Australia, both Setanta Sports and Eurosport are available as part of various cable packages, with a month's subscription to Setanta content priced for around $30 AUD (€43/$28). For North American viewers, the French language channel Telesud have a history of broadcasting African sporting events and made the previous Ghanaian ACN available for $5.99 USD (€4.20) per match or $29.99 USD (€21) for the group phase back in 2008.

In the UK, the BBC have secured rights to show free-to-air live matches from the January 24 semi finals up to the final on January 31.