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AFCON 2019: Watch Africa Nations Cup Live on Egypt Terrestrial Channels

AFCON 2019: Watch Africa Nations Cup Live on Egypt Terrestrial Channels. Television in Egypt is mainly received through free satellite, while analog terrestrial represents 41% of total viewers. Egyptians spend a significant amount of time watching television, with 40% of people watching up to 4 hours of television per day.

Since Egypt launched its first broadcasts in 1960, state-run channels have held a monopoly on terrestrial broadcast.

The Ministry of Information strictly regulated private satellite channels as well. Be rest assured that the 2019 AFCON tournament will be live on the Egyptian Radio and Television Union, a government entity, owns all 17 terrestrial channels.

Also Read: How to Watch Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019 Live and the TV Channels

The AFCON 2019 tournament will be live on air from the Egypt local Radio and TV Channels.

List of Egypt Terrestrial Channels to Watch Africa Nations Cup Live

  • Aghapy TV
  • Al Ahly TV
  • CTV Channel
  • CBC Extra
  • ME Sat
  • CBC – CBC
  • Egypt SIS – Nile TV International
  • Al Kahera Wal Nas
  • Egypt SIS – Nile News Channel
  • Al Baghdadia
  • Al Rafidain TV
  • ERTU – ETN Channel 2
  • ERTU – ETN Channel 1
  • ERTU – ETN ESC
  • Al Resalah
  • Sada Elbalad
  • NTN – Drama
  • NTN – Comedy
  • NTN – Sport
  • NTN – Cinema
  • Canary TV (on Facebook)
  • NTN – Life
  • Al-Baghdadia TV
  • 25 Online TV
  • Al Nas

What is the Africa Cup of Nations?

The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is the biennial international men’s football championship of Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

This summer’s tournament will be the 32nd edition of the competition and it will be the first Africa Cup of Nations where the competition format has been expanded from 16 to 24 teams.

When does the Africa Cup of Nations take place?

It will take place from June 21, 2019, to July 19, 2019, following the decision made by the CAF Executive Committee in June 2017 to move the Africa Cup of Nations from the January/February period to June/July for the first time.

The exact dates of the tournament were switched when Egypt was chosen to replace Cameroon as hosts in order to avoid clashing with Ramadan.

This means that Europe-based players intending to participate in the Africa Cup of Nations with their country will not be forced to take leave of their club duties during January and February, as had been the case in previous seasons.

It is good news for fans of the Premier League as players such as Sadio Mane (Senegal), Mohamed Salah (Egypt) and Riyad Mahrez (Algeria) will not be withdrawn from club duty mid-season with Liverpool and Manchester City, respectively.

TV channels and live streaming

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will be broadcast live on Eurosport in the UK. The Eurosport Player provides a live streaming service. It will also be live on DSTV, Gotv and other terrestrial TV channels in Egypt

In the US, games will be shown on the beIN Sports network and they can be streamed live online using beIN Connect.

Previous Africa Cup of Nations winners

Cameroon are defending champions after winning their fifth title in 2017 against Egypt in the final, triumphing 2-1 courtesy of goals from Nikolas Nkoulou and Vincent Aboukabar.

The Pharaohs have won the competition the most times; having been victors on a record seven occasions, but have not won the tournament since 2010 when they defeated Ghana in the final.

Ivory Coast was victors of the 2015 edition, with Nigeria and Zambia having won the 2013 and 2011 tournaments respectively.

Premier League stars in Salah, Mane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mahrez all featured in the 2017 tournament, with all four bagging two goals apiece.

Congolese striker Junior Kabananga won the award for the competition’s top-scorer, and Cameroonian Christian Bassogog was awarded the honor of the tournament’s best-performing player.

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