The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have confirmed they have extended their partnership with Indonesian broadcaster MNC.
The new deal will run between the period of 2021-2024 and will include all major AFC national team and club competitions. Tournaments such as the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 and the AFC Champions League will be shown by the broadcaster.
MNC will provide viewers with extensive coverage of the Indonesian national team and club matches through various channels and digital platforms. Neutral matches played in AFC’s key competitions will be also be aired across MNC’s network.
The extended partnership will not only benefit Indonesian fans, with MNC broadcasting matches into Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea.
Dato’ Windsor John, the AFC General Secretary, stated: “Indonesia is home to some of Asia’s most dedicated football fans and this partnership underlines not only the passion that exists in that country for Asian football but also the confidence that the broadcasters have in the AFC’s competitions.
“We are delighted to have extended our very successful relationship with MNC and look forward to sharing some historic moments with their millions of football-loving viewers as the game in Asia moves into a new era.”
Hary Tanoesoedibjo, Group Chairman of the MNC Group, said about the deal: “We are delighted to announce that we have secured the most prestigious football competitions in Asia from 2021-2024. Football is the most popular sport in the country, and we are proud to establish this venture to bring fans a wide range of sports entertainment.
“The addition of various AFC competitions will further strengthen MNC’s position as a ‘must see’ FTA network for any football fan. Millions of people in Indonesia will have the opportunity to enjoy and support Indonesian national team football as well as club football on an international scale.”