Euro 2012: Rajoelina pays for broadcasting in Madagascar

Euro-2012-MadagascarWith initially only 8 of the 32 Euro 2012 matches scheduled for national broadcasting, the predominant question circulating amongst many Malagasy football fans was, “why only 8?”

Recognizing Madagascar’s lively football culture, Madagascar’s Transition President Andry Rajoelina generously decided to pay, out of pocket, to have the remaining 24 matches from the Euro 2012 games broadcast throughout the country.

In spirit of Madagascar’s upcoming 52nd anniversary of independence (June 26), Rajoelina’s benevolent gesture demonstrates thoughtful consideration for his country. The games will air on TVM (Televiziona Malagasy) throughout this month (June 8-July 1), satisfying previous anxieties for Malagasy fans.

Source: MadaGate
Photo Credit: Andry Rajoelina

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