The state broadcaster had come under a barrage of criticism from fans for failing to screen the matches live on television. The state broadcaster had announced that the US$5 million needed by the rights holders for the country to screen the matches was beyond their reach. But, last week the African Broadcasting Union (ABU) made a timely intervention by negotiating a reduction in fees rights with AFNEX, the French company entrusted by the Confederation of African Football to handle the issue of rights. ZBH chief executive, Happison Muchechetere confirmed to The Zimbabwean that they had finally secured the rights.
HARARE- Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings (ZBH) has finally secured television rights to screen the Africa Cup of Nations currently underway in Angola following the intervention of the Africa Broadcasting Union (ABU).