Uefa enjoyed a substantial increase in the value of its national team rights in sub-Saharan Africa in the recent round of sales, with revenues up, on an annualised basis, by about 70 per cent.

Professional Fighters League (PFL) events are to be broadcast across sub-Saharan Africa on SuperSport after the pay-television broadcaster signed off on a rights deal

In the last three to four years, the sports media industry in sub-Saharan Africa has seen an influx of new players who are challenging established operators and entrenched myths about how business works in the region.

The Marketing & Media Solutions agency and PC Plus Group have secured media rights in sub-Saharan Africa for all World Athletics Series events from 2024 to 2029 in a deal with Eurovision Sport.

The Confederation of African Football completed a series of deals before Christmas which have put its precarious finances back on an even keel after several difficult years following the cancellation of its $1bn, 12-year contract with the Lagardère Sports agency.

Uefa and Fifa benefitted from the aggressive entry into the African sports-rights market of New World Television, the Togo-based pay-television operator, to enjoy strong uplifts for club competition and World Cup rights, respectively.

Sub-Saharan Africa has become the hottest sports-rights market in the world, but that dynamism could be brought to an abrupt halt if the proposed merger between France’s Canal Plus and South Africa’s MultiChoice goes ahead.

New World TV has announced its acquisition of Uefa club competition French-language broadcast rights in sub-Saharan Africa from 2024-25 to 2026-27 while incumbent Canal Plus Afrique has secured a package…

South Africa Rugby is to establish a commercial vehicle to manage its media and sponsorship rights after striking an agreement with Ackerley Sports Group (ASG), a new unit of the US investment firm

SportyTV has acquired free-to-air Paris 2024 broadcast rights in Ghana and Nigeria in a deal with the Infront agency expected to be announced later today (Tuesday)

Pan-African media group MultiChoice, owner of pay-television broadcaster SuperSport and pay-television operator DStv, has rejected a full takeover offer from Canal Plus, the France-based pay-television broadcaster, stating it “significantly undervalues” the group and its future prospects.

Canal Plus, the France-based pay-television broadcaster, has submitted a full takeover offer for pan-African media group MultiChoice, owner of pay-television broadcaster SuperSport and pay-television operator DStv.

StarTimes, the pay-television broadcaster in sub-Saharan Africa, has acquired rights to the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Ivory Coast

South African public-service broadcaster, the SABC, has appointed Nomsa Chabeli as its new group chief executive

Uefa and Fifa are going head-to-head with tenders in sub-Saharan Africa for major football properties, after media rights to European club competitions hit the market today (Monday)

Broadcast rights in sub-Saharan Africa to the 2026 Fifa World Cup and the 2027 Fifa Women’s World Cup are now on the market after two concurrent tender processes were opened by football’s world governing bod…

Pan-African media group MultiChoice, owner of pay-television broadcasters SuperSport and DStv, posted core headline earnings of R1.8bn (€91m/$98.6m) for the six-month period ending September 30, which included three World Cups across football, netball and rugby union.

New World TV has secured both free-to-air and pay-television rights to major Confederation of African Football (CAF) competitions across sub-Saharan Africa and in multiple languages in the Togo-based satellite…