Africa

Eurovision Sport, the sports arm of the European Broadcasting Union consortium of free-to-air broadcasters, has agreed a four-year deal with the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) for rights across…

Gary Rathbone, the African sports media consultant and former head of sport at pay-television broadcaster StarTimes, is to take up a new role as head of sport at South African public broadcaster the SABC,…

Super Rugby is set for major and permanent change, sparked by the Covid-19 shutdown, according to stakeholders within Sanzaar, the grouping of Southern Hemisphere rugby unions

StarTimes, the pay-television broadcaster in sub-Saharan Africa, has made a partial payment to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) as part of its rights deal for the top-tier Premier League as it looks…

Six Moroccan football clubs are lobbying the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), the sport’s governing body in the North African country, over a broadcast rights payment, it is claimed.

Pan-African pay-television operator MultiChoice has opened up its premium SuperSport channels to non-subscribers until April 30 as the Covid-19 outbreak begins to affect the African market

StarTimes, the pay-television broadcaster that operates across sub-Saharan Africa, has moved the Sanyuka TV channel back to a cheaper subscription tier to allow more domestic fans watch coverage of football’s U…

South African broadcast and telecoms regulator Icasa has targeted the end of September by which to publish the details of its long-awaited sports broadcast regulations

The Confederation of African Football has issued an invitation to tender for broadcast services related to its various competitions, including its flagship Africa Cup of Nations in 2021

Uefa secured a 40-per-cent headline increase on the value of its sub-Saharan Africa free-to-air European Championship package in a third successive deal with the TV Media Sport agency.

Pay-television broadcaster StarTimes’s one-season deal for Formula E motor racing rights in sub-Saharan Africa has seen the per-race fee grow almost 20 per cent.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape in the Middle East and Africa.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape in the Middle East and Africa.

Major League Baseball has expanded its international rights deal with ESPN to cover more territories in Europe and Africa

The South African Broadcasting Corporation is set to receive more than ZAR1bn (€58.4m/$64.2m) in a major financial boost from the country’s Treasury. This latest bailout is worth ZAR1.1bn

Pan-African pay-television broadcaster StarTimes has added ESPN and ESPN 2 to its linear platforms alongside four other Disney-owned entertainment channels

The English Premier League has begun a search to recruit a head of media-rights sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

The TV Media Sport agency has acquired a package of exclusive free-to-air rights to Euro 2020 across sub-Saharan Africa, marking the third consecutive time it has acquired the rights to the European Championships

The FIA World Rally Championship is close to announcing free-to-air broadcast deals in both Japan and Kenya ahead of stops in both countries on this year’s schedule.

The South African Broadcasting Corporation has acquired the rights to a host of events held by Athletics South Africa until the end of the 2020 season

The African Union of Broadcasting, the body of free-to-air broadcasters, has called for a drop in the rights fees paid by African public broadcasters for major football tournaments held in the continent

StarTimes, the pay-television broadcaster in sub-Saharan Africa, has signed a deal to broadcast Formula E motor racing in 37 countries across the region

The chairman of Ghana’s National Media Commission has urged the nation’s football association to publish details of its rights agreement with pay-television broadcaster StarTimes.

The Nigerian government has introduced measures to prohibit exclusive acquisition of sports rights in a move which it says will prevent “the misuse of monopoly of market powers”.

Less than 24 hours since StarTimes, the pay-television in sub-Saharan Africa, acquired the rights to the Ghana Premier League and FA Cup, the Ghana Football Association and Ghana Broadcasting Corporation,…

Tunisian public-service broadcaster Télévision Tunisienne has acquired rights to the 2020 African men's Handball Championship.

StarTimes, the pay-television broadcaster in sub-Saharan Africa, has acquired the rights to broadcast the top-tier Ghana Premier League and FA Cup

The Ghana Football Association has said that radio commentary rights to its properties will be available on a ‘non-cash consideration’ basis.

SuperSport, the pan-African pay-television broadcaster, was absent from the bidding during the Ghana Football Association's invitation to tender for the rights to a host of its properties, the national…

Pay-television operator StarTimes has acquired rights across sub-Saharan Africa to the FA Cup, England’s leading knockout club football tournament.

Pan-African pay-television broadcaster SuperSport has signed a “multi-year” rights extension to its World Wrestling Entertainment deal which will include the launch of a dedicated channel for the rights-holder’s conte…

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has rejected Lagardère Sports’ application for interim emergency measures in the agency’s dispute with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) over the …

ESPN Player, the OTT platform of pay-television broadcaster ESPN, will broadcast NHL ice hockey in 61 nations across Europe and Africa thanks to a new rights agreement announced today (Tuesday)

CRTV, the public broadcaster in Cameroon, and the African Union of Broadcasting, the body of free-to-air broadcasters, have ended a dispute over outstanding rights fee payments

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is inviting bids for television rights to its domestic club competitions

South African free-to-air direct broadcast provider OpenView has added to its sports portfolio, acquiring free-to-air rights to Germany’s Bundesliga for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.

Tunisian public broadcaster Télévision Tunisienne and the Tunisian Football Federation (FTF) have ended months of wrangling and signed off on a new broadcast rights agreement.