TV Sports Channel & Oman TV Get Gulf Cup Rights

By Community | January 2, 2013

Bahrain TV Sports Channel and Oman TV have obrained the broadcasting rights for the 21st Gulf Cup, which will take place in Bahrain next month from January 5 to 18.
The announcement was made by Supreme Council for Youth and Sports General Secretary Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa at a press conference held at the National Stadium’s conference hall in Riffa yesterday.
Speaking the at the conference, Shaikh Salman said the organising committee will fully pay the amount that gives the Bahrain TV Sports Channel the right to telecast the competition, noting that this was in compliance with the directives of Supreme Council chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
Shaikh Salman said the decision underlines Shaikh Nasser’s keenness to put the Kingdom’s national TV channel in the frontline along with other stations from all over the GCC that have already purchased these rights.
The broadcasting rights were purchased from World Sport Group, a Singapore-based firm that has all exclusive satellite broadcast copyrights of the 21st Gulf Cup.
Some of the regional channels to have bought the telecasting rights include Al Kass Channel, Abu Dhabi Sports Channel, Dubai Sports Channel, Saudi Sports Channel, Kuwait Sports Channel and Oman TV.