Sub-Saharan Africa

Public-service broadcaster the SABC has been unable to secure a sublicensing deal with pay-television broadcaster SuperSport for South Africa's matches at the forthcoming 2023 Rugby World Cup in France

A seven-year broadcast rights deal announced by Football Kenya Federation (FKF) with the Tanzania-based Azam Media has been met with a mixture of praise and scepticism from Kenyan Premier League (KPL)…

Major League Cricket has announced a domestic media rights deal with subscription broadcaster Willow TV and a series of international media rights agreements ahead of its inaugural season

New World TV, the Togo-based satellite broadcaster, has acquired German club football rights in 22 countries across sub-Saharan Africa in a three-year, non-exclusive deal

Pan-African media group MultiChoice, owner of pay-television broadcaster SuperSport and pay-television operator DStv, has reported the return of its Rest of Africa (RoA) business to profitability, along…

The concurrent invitations to tender issued by the Confederation of African Football earlier this month represent the most comprehensive set of rights made available since the high-profile termination of CAF’s $1bn (€930m), 12-year contract with Lagardère Sports.

Pay-television broadcaster SuperSport renewed its rights to International Cricket Council global events from 2024 to the end of 2031 at a slight uplift, despite an absence of competition in the region.

Pay-television broadcaster SuperSport has extended its domestic media rights deal with Cricket South Africa until the end of the 2026-27 season

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has initiated broadcast rights sales processes in sub-Saharan Africa and international markets for its flagship competitions between 2023 and 2025

Pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has extended its French-language rights in sub-Saharan Africa to the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 for a further four seasons

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has said it will consider a deal with broadcasters other than its incumbent rights-holder, the SABC, when it takes its media rights to market later this year

Pay-television broadcaster SuperSport has continued its recent run of rights deals by formalising an agreement with mixed martial arts promotion the ONE Championship

Pay-television broadcaster SuperSport has acquired exclusive rights across sub-Saharan Africa for the World Table Tennis Championships Finals and the WTT Series

Pay-television broadcaster SuperSport has renewed its rights to International Cricket Council global events for eight years, from 2024 to 2031, across 52 territories in sub-Saharan Africa

LaLiga Premium, the online portal of the top two Spanish football leagues, is being made available to mobile phone users in sub-Saharan Africa following a tie-up with mobile marketing company Upstream

Pay-television broadcaster SuperSport has retained its long-running coverage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in South Africa after striking a late rights deal for the T20 cricket competition

Sports broadcaster ESPN Africa has added boxing to its programming portfolio in a ‘multi-year’ contract with promoter Top Rank Boxing.

NFL fans in Nigeria will be able to enjoy free-to-air access to the Super Bowl for the first time after SportyTV acquired rights to this year’s game.