The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) has registered its displeasure over the award of exclusive broadcasting rights of the Ghana Premier League to Chinese television giant, StarTimes.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has said the Chinese television provider was selected because it presented a more competitive package than the others, including GBC.
“StarTimes emerged winners of the competitive bidding process after the GFA accepted their offer, which was the best among other bids,” the football body said in a statement Wednesday.
But the GBC believes it presented the best package that is financially sound and logistically beneficial to the GFA and the public.
“The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation put in a bid which we are certain was superior to what the StarTimes is said to have submitted. As published on the GFA website, StarTimes offered to pay UDS 5,250,000 which comes up to USD 1,050,000 annually whilst GBC made a financial offer of USD 1,100,000 annually,” the statement said.
Read the full statement below: