Football fans in the Cayman can enjoy some FIFA World Cup matches because 22 free-to-air games are available on CIG TV channels, including on C3 and FLOW.
OfReg, supported by the Cayman Islands Government, negotiated a deal with Logic to provide the matches from Qatar.
Logic has the exclusive commercial rights to broadcast the World Cup in the Cayman Islands and their agreement to provide free access to these 22 games, including the final, on CIG TV is ideal for local soccer fans.
Despite all the controversy in the build-up, the opening games have been exciting with England impressing with a 6-2 win over Iran, Wales drawing with USA 1-1, Holland beating Senegal 2-0 and hosts Qatar losing to Ecuador.
The free-to-air games can be watched on Logic’s over-the-air CIGTV broadcast channel and all 64 World Cup games are on Logic cable channels 500 and 501. FLOW channel 106 and C3 channel 3 will also show the 22 free-to-air games.
Deputy Premier Chris Saunders, MP said: “I am very pleased to see that the World Cup, a global event watched by more than a billion people around the world, will have some games broadcast free of charge for everyone to watch.
“Although Logic has the exclusive commercial rights to broadcast the World Cup in the Cayman Islands, my colleagues and I in the PACT Government are extremely happy that Logic agreed to have the free games streamed via CIG TV and shared with other local television providers for their customers' viewing.
“I would also like to thank the management at OfReg for approaching Logic and facilitating these discussions that resulted in this historic win for every football fan here in the Cayman Islands.”
Logic CEO, Siobhan James-Alexander said: “We know that everyone becomes a football fan during World Cup. It is important to us that we are able to extend the experience to more than just our customers.”
Sonji Myles, OfReg Executive Director, said: “OfReg is committed to working with our licensees to support them in their efforts to provide consumers with the best possible services. We thank Logic for their part in helping us to make this happen.”
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