AFC agrees on rights with FPT Telecom in Vietnam

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AFC agrees on rights with FPT Telecom in Vietnam

Once again this deal demonstrates the value of the AFC’s competitions and we thank FPT Telecom for the confidence they have shown in the future of Asian football by entering into this agreement.

 
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 10, 2020: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has on Saturday agreed that telecommunications giant FPT Telecom will be their new media partner in Vietnam from 2021 to 2024. FPT Telecom secured the AFC rights through a competitive tender process, which had been launched by the AFC and Football Marketing Asia (FMA) in September 2019.
FPT Telecom’s deal includes all major AFC national team and club competitions, including but not limited to the AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar, the AFC Asian Cup China 2023, the AFC U23 Asian Cup Finals 2022 and 2024, the AFC Champions League and the hugely popular AFC Cup from the 2021 season onwards.
FPT Telecom will provide extensive coverage of Vietnamese national team and club matches as well as all neutral matches through various offerings including their FPT TV (Truyền hình FPT) and FPT Pay services.
Dato’ Windsor John, the AFC General Secretary, said: “We are delighted with this new partnership in Vietnam, a country which has a real passion for football. We have seen in recent years the remarkable improvement in the Vietnam national teams at all levels and this has generated even more excitement and interest in the country. Once again this deal demonstrates the value of the AFC’s competitions and we thank FPT Telecom for the confidence they have shown in the future of Asian football by entering into this agreement.”
Mr Hoang Viet Anh Chief Executive Officer of FPT Telecom, said: “FPT Telecom is proud to acquire the exclusive media rights to the most prestigious football competitions in Asia from 2021 to 2024. This is an effort to offer our customers the most diverse high-quality content as well as an outstanding user experience. FPT Telecom will accompany football fans all over the country through dramatic matches and attractive fixtures of AFC’s major national team and club competitions, by covering all Vietnam national team and club matches across various channels and digital platforms.”