With malice aforethought
19 November 2017 15:57 (South Africa)

World Cup broadcast rights in North Korea sorted out, sort of

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

North Korea has denied allegations that it broadcast Friday's opening match of the World Cup illegally, saying that it had signed a rights agreement with Fifa shortly before the game started. On the other hand, South Korean broadcaster SBS maintains that it holds the broadcast rights for the entire Korean peninsula. Whatever the case, it seems North Korean fans are assured of being able to watch tonight's game vs Brazil - if they fancy getting up at 3.30am in the morning, that is. Read more: AFP

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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