General Sport Authority gives STC exclusive rights to broadcast Saudi football

The General Sport Authority, the Saudi Arabian Football Federation and Saudi Telecom Group signed a MoU for the company to obtain the exclusive rights to broadcast Saudi football matches.
Updated 06 February 2018
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General Sport Authority gives STC exclusive rights to broadcast Saudi football

RIYADH: The General Sport Authority (GSA), the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) and Saudi Telecom Group (STC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for STC to obtain the exclusive rights to broadcast Saudi domestic competitions and the Saudi Arabian national team’s matches, as well as marketing sponsorship for the professional association league, the Saudi Federation, the referees committee and the General Sports Authority contests.
The MoU was signed by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Sports Authority Mr.Turki bin Abdulmohsen Al-Sheikh, STC Executive Chairman Dr. Khaled Al-Bayari and SAFF Chairman Dr. Adel Ezzat at a launching ceremony on Monday evening in Riyadh.
It was agreed that the duration of the MoU would last for 10 years at a cost of SR6.6 billion. The initial agreement includes the exclusive broadcast rights for the local competitions, the Saudi Professional League, the King’s Cup, the Crown Prince’s Cup, professional league matches and all the Saudi national team matches, of which SAFF retains the broadcasting and sponsorship rights.
Regarding the marketing rights in the agreement, they include sponsoring the Saudi Professional League, SAFF, and the referees committee in the league and cup competitions, in addition to technical sponsorship of championships and sponsoring GSA events.
This comes as part of the developmental steps that have been implemented by the GSA under the guidance, follow-up and support of Al-Sheikh in various aspects of the sport sector in the Kingdom, in order to ensure the development of football in the country.
The agreement is also part of GSA’s keenness to ensure that all its steps and development initiatives are consistent with the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.


Arab coalition preventing Houthis from threatening navigation

Updated 22 July 2019
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Arab coalition preventing Houthis from threatening navigation

  • 16 permits have been issued to secure the passage of ships heading to the port of Hodeidah
  • Al-Maliki: Houthi militia continues to obstruct the arrival of humanitarian aid and violates international humanitarian law

RIYADH: The Arab coalition fighting to restore the legitimate government in Yemen said on Monday it is continuing its duty to prevent the Iranian-backed Houthi militia from threatening international shipping.
However, speaking at a weekly press conference in Riyadh, spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki also said the threat of international navigation is the responsibility of the international community
Col. Al-Maliki added that 16 permits have been issued to secure the passage of ships heading to the port of Hodeidah.
He also said that the Houthi militia continues to obstruct the arrival of humanitarian aid and violates international humanitarian law by targeting civilians and civilian sites, which have escalated to war crimes.
“The coalition is protecting the Yemeni citizens at the request of the legitimate government in Yemen and we will continue to provide assistance to the Yemeni people,” Al-Maliki added.
He also shed light on the coalition’s attacks on legitimate military targets in the capital Sanaa, which is under the control of the terrorist militia.