Cricket South Africa has finally delivered a workable concept for a new domestic T20 competition via a joint venture with pay-television broadcaster SuperSport.
Pan-African pay-television operator Kwesé TV says it is “committed to honouring its financial obligations to all rights-holders, production companies and suppliers” after TV Sports Markets learned of missed payments to several rights-holders.
BeIN Media Group has recouped just under 44 per cent of its total fee for Ligue 1 international rights from sublicensing deals in sub-Saharan Africa this month.
Renewing Uefa Champions League rights has cemented SuperSport’s place as the leading pay-television sports broadcaster in sub-Saharan Africa for at least the next four years.
Rights to three of sub-Saharan Africa’s most popular domestic leagues are on the market, though their fortunes are likely to differ wildly.
BeIN Media Group will launch tenders for French Ligue 1 media rights in Brazil and Latin America next week, TV Sports Markets understands.
Cricket South Africa has filled the gap created by the postponement of this year’s T20 Global League with the T20 Challenge, a decision that will go some way to repairing its relationship with SuperSport
Fox Sports Africa has bolstered its European football content by acquiring rights to the English Football League and the Turkish Süper Lig across sub-Saharan Africa
The Pro14 cross-border rugby union league secured the medium-term future of its new format with the agreement of a lucrative deal across sub-Saharan Africa earlier this month.
The expansion of the cross-border Pro12 rugby union competition, following the addition of two South African teams this week, has been driven by three factors: the desire to improve the competitiveness of the league, the aim of bringing its media-rights revenues closer into line with its rivals, and the availability of the Cheetahs and the Southern Kings.