FPT Play, VFF to broadcast national teams' matches for four years.

June 08, 2023 - 17:48
FPT Play and the Việt Nam Football Federation shake hands to televise all national teams' matches from 2023-2027.


The national football team players are training in preparation for FIFA Days this month. Their matches will be broadcast by FPT Play. — Photo courtesy of VFF

HÀ NỘI — FPT Play and the Việt Nam Football Federation on Wednesday announced they would cooperate on the broadcasting rights of all national teams' matches for the next four years.

Their cooperation agreement originated from a common vision in developing Vietnamese football.

This event not only marked a milestone in the effort to mobilise resources for football, but also reaffirmed the role of FPT Play, a leader in the field of media rights, in contributing to the growth of the national teams.

Following their comprehensive and long-term deal, all matches of the Việt Nam squads which are organised within the territory of Việt Nam that VFF owns the television rights to will be produced and broadcast by FPT Play.

The national leading multi-platform digital television provider under FPT Telecom will televise the matches on its platforms, such as terrestrial, cable and satellite TV, IPTV, internet, mobile, public projection and social networks from 2023 to 2027.

“With experience in organising, producing and live broadcasting many world-class matches, such as the 2022 Asian World Cup qualifiers and the Asian Football Confederation tournament, FPT Telecom in general and FPT Play in particular are honoured to accompany VFF to bring fans all the matches of the national team for the next four years," said Hoàng Việt Anh, FPT Telecom CEO.

"This cooperation once again strongly affirms the message of creating happiness that we have pursued."

"In addition, to strengthen our bilateral cooperation, FPT, as the leading technology corporation in Việt Nam, will assist the VFF in all activities concerning the digital transformation in the upcoming period," said Anh, who is also deputy general director of FPT Corporation in charge of Digital Transformation.

Speaking at the announcement ceremony, VFF General Secretary Dương Nghiệp Khôi expressed his trust in the good relationship of the two sides.

“FPT Play has owned broadcasting rights of the national premier league V.League 1 and other international leagues in past years. The company has proven itself a reliable partner with full potential and experience in implementing the tasks," Khôi said.

"I believe VFF will join FPT Play in bringing special football experiences to supporters across the country in the time to come.”

In VFF's schedule, there are many football matches organised in Việt Nam every year, including with the senior team, Olympic squad, and U22 and U23 sides.

VFF confirmed that the first matches to be televised by FT Play would be between Việt Nam vs Hong Kong on June 15 at Hải Phòng City's Lạch Tray Stadium, and Việt Nam vs Syria on June 20 at Nam Định Province's Thiên Trường.

In September, the company will also broadcast three games of the U23s at the 2024 AFC Asian Cup qualification round.

FPT Play said they were open to sharing their broadcasting rights with other TV networks nationwide.

Currently, they are negotiating with local television stations about this issue, hoping to best serve millions of fans. — VNS