Egypt

Egyptian sports broadcaster ON Sports will broadcast the preliminary round matches of two of Egypt’s biggest teams in the Confederation of African Football Champions League.

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Digital platform Watch iT has reportedly acquired exclusive digital rights to the Egyptian football league in a four-year deal

Qatar-based broadcaster beIN Sports has struck a fresh carriage deal with Cable Network Egypt

Qatar-based broadcaster beIN Sports has moved to cut its ties with Cable Network Egypt, citing a contract dispute with the service provider

The Egyptian Competition Authority has launched action against Fifa, world football’s governing body, claiming the country’s terrestrial broadcasters are being denied coverage of the 2018 World Cup.

Egyptian Premier League club Al Ahly has signed broadcast and sponsorship rights deals with domestic agency Presentation Sports and Saudi company Sela Sport, respectively, in what it claims represents record agreements for the Arab and African football markets.

Egypt’s Minister of Youth and Sport, Khalid Abdel-Aziz, has said the National Media Authority is hoping to agree a deal that will allow domestic broadcasters to televise matches from the 2018 Fifa World Cup.

BeIN Media Group has said it will “pursue all legal means” to challenge a ruling from Egyptian authorities handing down a $22.7m (€18.4m) fine to the broadcaster for alleged anti-competitive practices in the North African market.

Nasser Al-Khelaifi, chief executive of Qatar-owned beIN Media Group, has said he will travel to Switzerland on October 25 to answer questions from Swiss prosecutors amid ongoing investigations into the sale of Fifa World Cup rights, while it has emerged that beIN will be quizzed over alleged monopolistic practices in the Egyptian market.

The Confederation of African Football has further criticised Egyptian authorities in a dispute surrounding its contract with the Lagardère Sports agency, stating recent developments set a “deeply worrying precedent” for the African sports business industry as a whole.

Abu Dhabi Sports, the sports channel of state-run media group Abu Dhabi Media, and Egyptian sports broadcaster ON Sport have acquired rights to the Arab Club Championship football tournament, which is set to relaunch later this year.

On January 4, the Egyptian Competition Authority accused Caf of contravening Egyptian competition law – specifically laws surrounding abuse of a dominant position.

The Egyptian Competition Authority has referred Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou to the country’s general prosecutor after alleging that the award of a major package of football rights broke regulations.

Egyptian sports broadcaster ON Sport has struck a deal to show programming from English Premier League football club Chelsea’s in-house television channel.

The Confederation of African Football has fined the Egyptian Football Association $2m (€1.6m) for violating a broadcast rights agreement during the qualifying competition for the 2014 Fifa World Cup national team tournament.

Egyptian top-tier Premier League football club Al-Ahly has sold its media rights to the Future Media and Telecommunications Company.