Terrestrial broadcaster Viasat1 has acquired exclusive free-to-air rights in Ghana for coverage of football’s English Premier League.
The Ghana Television Consortium of broadcasters has accused free-to-air broadcaster TV3 of illegally marketing commercial rights surrounding the 2014 Fifa World Cup national team football tournament, according to the Ghanaweb.com website.
African pay-television broadcaster SuperSport has agreed a three-year deal with the Ghana Football Association to acquire the exclusive broadcast rights to the Ghana Premier League, the country’s top football division, and FA Cup knockout competition.
World Cup rights fee falls in Nigeria but increases in sub-Saharan Africa as Fifa keeps faith with AUB and Octagon
The collapse of GTV this week has raised fears that the African sports rights boom of the last two years is destined to be short-lived.
Football: African broadcasters acquired the rights for the African Cup of Nations in a series of last-minute deals with the LC2 agency. In Ghana, state broadcaster GTV acquired the rights for €1m (£686,000).
Football: The Dentsu and Infront agencies acquired the Rest of Asia rights to the 2010 and 2014 World Cups in a deal with Fifa, football’s world governing body.