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SuperSport’s termination of its Nigeria Professional Football League deal due to a breach of contract may not be as final as the broadcaster’s withdrawal in Kenya, TV Sports Markets understands.

A dispute over Nigerian Professional Football League media rights between SuperSport and Total Promotions Limited has gone to private arbitration, TV Sports Markets understands.

SuperSport shrugs off doubts about its big new Nigerian football league TV deal

World Cup rights fee falls in Nigeria but increases in sub-Saharan Africa as Fifa keeps faith with AUB and Octagon

Agency defends Cup of Nations fee demands which broadcasters in Nigeria say are 'unsustainable'

The Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria, a body of public and commercial broadcasters, has backtracked on its announcement last weekend that it has concluded an agreement with Fifa for free-to-air rights…

Marketing and production company HotSports Media has agreed a deal to market broadcast rights in Nigeria to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) national team football tournament

African pay-television broadcaster Kwesé TV has launched its sports service in Nigeria.

Nigerian broadcaster Arewa24 has launched a new sports division.

Features

Premier League turns to trusted partners in Africa and Singapore

IOC adopts revenue-share model in Africa after Fifa 2010 World Cup experiment

Sportfive set to make healthy profit on Caf rights deal

'Creating a market' with no audience measurement data

The English Football Association is set to continue its round of international rights sales for 2008-12

Football: Uefa, European football’s governing body, agreed three-year deals, from 2012-13 to 2014-15, for the rights for the Uefa Champions League in the UK with commercial broadcaster ITV and pay-television b…

Sportfive close to Euro 2012 deals in Asia ... HiTV hits out at ‘exploiters’ ... Pay-per-view ‘is killing’ boxing

Golf: Pay-television golf broadcaster the Golf Channel acquired the rights to the Asian Tour in North America, Latin America and Japan in deals with Asian Tour Media, the distributor of the tour’s media r…

Football: Middle Eastern pay-television broadcaster Al Jazeera agreed a four-year deal, from 2012-13 to 2015-16, worth over $30m (€21m), for English Football Association rights in a deal brokered by t…

Basketball: Greek public-service broadcaster ERT acquired a package of rights for the Euroleague in a four-year deal with the Asset Management agency covering the 2010-11 to 2013-14 seasons

Big increases in the US and Japan the highlights of a successful round of sales for Traffic Sports.

Football: Pan-African broadcaster Supersport acquired the Nigerian rights for the English Premier League in a three-year deal, from 2010-11 to 2012-13, worth $110m (€85m).

RCS-RDS wraps up Premier League ... Battling HiTV wins Serie A ... Japan to reclaim Tour's No.1 status ... Crozier's role in ITV rugby win ... Universum seeking ZDF successor.

HiTV's loss of its Premier League rights have raised fears it will not be able to pay for other rights, including Uefa Champions League and Europa League.

The Diamond League athletics series has secured double the rights fee income of its predecessor the Golden League, with two big deals yet to be done.