Fans Glued On UBC For World Cup in Qatar

Millions of Ugandans are watching UBC tv again thanks to the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The National Broadcaster has already aired a couple of games during the ongoing group stages, giving Ugandans a chance to watch the Qatar event from the comfort of their homes.

Many youths have taken to social media to express their delight, with some calling it their ‘best’ television channel ever.

With a big chunk supporting all the African representatives – Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon, Morocco and Tunisia, UBC has had them covered.

UBC has already broadcast six games in Match Day one and fans have had a chance to watch their other big stars like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The channel has also spiced up the World Cup with great analysis from John Barnes Sentamu, Phionah ‘Fifi’ Namiiro among others not to mention former Uganda Cranes players like Saddam Juma and Mike Mutyaba.

Fifi is one of the panelists

The Story So Far

The first week of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has been full of shocks, thrills and surprises. Call it the week of the underdog where world giants Argentina and Germany were stunned and the Asian continent finally found a place on the high table of football authority.

As Japan shocked Germany with a 2-1 win, South Korea put the brakes on Uruguay by forcing a goalless draw and Iran recovered from their opening 6-2 defeat to England to get a 2-0 victory against Wales. Asian football has grown in leaps and bounds.

Africa started on a false note as both Senegal and Cameroon succumbed to narrow defeats but Senegal have returned strongly in their second Group A game with a 3-1 victory over the hosts, Qatar.

Tunisia and Morocco showed that the football in North Africa has tactically and technically caught up with Europe; forcing 0-0 draws with former European champions Denmark and 2018 world cup finalists, Croatia.

African audiences have plenty on the menu to be excited about. Thanks to the national broadcaster UBC who hold the FTA broadcast rights in Uganda, even the remotest village in the country is enjoying the world cup.

Relaying on Signet’s signal distribution to free-to-air decoders available countrywide and pay television decoders; StarTimes and Azam who are legally mandated to provide access to UBC channel to customers, the national broadcaster has managed to fulfill the promised it made a month ago that Ugandans would enjoy Qatar 2022.

The 28 games granted to UBC by FIFA have the viewership value that has excited millions of Ugandans.

UBC is available on channel 202 and channel 447 on StarTimes, the network that has the biggest television audience in the country.

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