AFC is proud to announce a new member into the
AFC media partners family for the 2021-2024 cycle
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has appointed CJ ENM as the new media partner in Korea Republic for the upcoming cycle, starting with the final round of the Asian Qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup from September 2020.
CJ ENM’s agreement includes exclusive rights to all the major AFC’s national team and club competitions, including the final round of Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the AFC Champions League from the 2021 season, the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 and the AFC U-23 Championships Finals 2022 and 2024 among others.
Football fans will be able to enjoy comprehensive coverage of the AFC competitions across CJ ENM’s linear and digital services including tvN. National team matches will be broadcast on CJ ENM’s widest accessible and highest profile channels, while all Korean AFC Champions League matches will also be available live.
Dato Windsor John, the AFC General Secretary, said: “We are delighted to welcome CJ ENM to our growing number of broadcast partners who recognise the strength and appeal of the AFC Competitions which are so popular not only in Korea Republic but also across the continent. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with CJ ENM and to sharing some truly historic moments with the millions of passionate Korean fans as the game moves into a new era of Asian football.”
Rhee Myung Han (Senior Vice President at CJ ENM) said: “I’m happy to announce this partnership between CJ ENM and the AFC. In the past, CJ ENM has broadcasted major sports events such as KBO (Korean professional baseball), UEFA Champions League and major tennis tournaments. With this new sports rights acquisition, our flagship channel tvN will expand its existing line-up of entertainment, drama, cultural programmes, and strive to deliver a wider range of exciting content to our viewers. We are also looking forward to adding a unique and joyful flavour into football broadcasting, which only tvN can provide.”
Patrick Murphy (Board Member and CEO at DDMC Fortis) said: “The addition of CJ ENM to AFC’s media partner family illustrates the trust our new partner has in AFC’s competitions and the outstanding products AFC will deliver. We are convinced that CJ ENM will do an amazing job in bringing national team and club football to millions of fans in the Korea Republic, one of AFC’s most important markets.”