Kenya

Kenya's competition authority (CAK) has launched an investigation into MultiChoice East Africa, the pay-television business of South African media company Naspers, over its coverage of football.

Telecommunications firm Econet Media has launched a free-to-air channel under its Kwesé Sports pay-television service, which broadcasts in Kenya and other markets in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Football Kenya Federation has threatened to cancel its advisory deal with MP & Silva, the latest event in the ongoing dispute between the two parties.

The MP & Silva agency has announced the opening of new offices in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Pan-African pay-television operator StarTimes has signed a five-year rights deal with the Football Kenya Federation, according to the StandardMedia.co.ke website.

The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has reached an agreement with Tanzanian digital satellite service provider Azam Media to show live coverage of its Premier League club competition.

Bamba TV, a new free-to-air television platform in Kenya, has acquired rights to the Italian Serie A top-tier football league, according to the Telecom Paper news website.

The Communications Authority of Kenya has proposed new legislation that would force pay-television broadcasters to share ‘exclusive’ content.

The Kenyan High Court has blocked Zuku TV and Star Times from showing further coverage of football’s 2014 Fifa World Cup after state-run broadcaster KBC applied for an injunction against the pay-television operators.

Interview with Gary Rathbone, head of sport at East African pay-television operator Zuku TV

Zuku looks to expand in Africa without treading on SuperSport's toes

East African pay-television provider Zuku has agreed an exclusive five-year broadcast partnership with Kenya Rugby Union for the airing of all rugby matches played under the auspices of the governing body.

SuperSport has lifted its ban on broadcasting AFC Leopards games after the Kenyan Premier League football club suspended its rights deal with rival pay-television broadcaster Zuku TV.

Wananchi Group has defended its broadcast deal with Kenyan Premier League club AFC Leopards, stating it does not interfere with the league’s agreement with SuperSport.

Pay-television sports broadcaster SuperSport, which operates in sub-Saharan Africa, has acquired rights for the Kenyan Nationwide League, the second tier of football in Kenya

East African pay-television operator Zuku has acquired rights in Kenya for Ligue 1, the top division of French football, in a three-year deal, from 2012-13 to 2014-15

The Communications Commission of Kenya, the country’s media regulator, should consider forcing pay-television broadcaster DStv to sell on some of its English Premier League content to rival companies i…