Sub-Saharan Africa

Pay-television broadcaster SuperSport has secured the English Football League rights across sub-Saharan Africa in a deal with the Pitch International agency

South African free-to-air direct broadcast provider OpenView has signed a deal to broadcast one live English Premier League match per week over the course of the 2019-22 rights cycle

South African public-service broadcaster SABC has renewed a rights deal for the 2019 edition of Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) Mzansi Super League.

StarTimes has taken up the Uefa national-team competition rights vacated by the demise of Kwesé TV.

South African public broadcaster SABC has turned to the country’s compliance regulator in a bid to resolve its dispute with pay-television broadcaster SuperSport over rights to South Africa's top-tier o…

Abu Dhabi Media will exploit its exclusive Ultimate Fighting Championship media rights via a new OTT platform dedicated specifically to broadcasting fights across 21 territories in the Middle East and…

Pan-African pay-television broadcaster StarTimes has acquired the rights to US-based Major League Wrestling's weekly flagship show, MLW Fusion

Pan-African pay-television broadcaster StarTimes has acquired rights to this year’s edition of the International Champions Cup pre-season football tournament.

Telecommunications firm Econet Media has placed its Kwesé TV pay-television arm into administration.

Infront faces a challenge to refinance its spend on English Premier League free-to-air rights in sub-Saharan Africa, despite spending half as much on the 2019-22 rights compared to the 2016-19 cycle.

South African pay-television operator Multichoice is facing the biggest challenge in its 26-year history in the form of a two-pronged regulatory attack on its dominant position in the country’s sports-rights market.

Econet closes its African pay-TV platform and agrees repayment schedule with rights-holders Rights-holders affected by closure include the IOC, the NBA, Fifa and Uefa

African pay-television broadcaster SuperSport completed a complex negotiation with the Ultimate Fighting Championship last week, signing off on a new five-year contract. The deal is worth $1.2m (€1.1

Swiss-based agency Infront Sports has agreed a deal with Olympic governing body the International Olympic Committee to market free-to-air rights in Sub-Saharan African to every Olympic property until 2024

State-run broadcaster the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) has obtained free-to-air rights to every game in the upcoming African Cup of Nations (AFCON)

SuperSport, the sub-Saharan pay-television broadcaster, has built on its partnership with the International Olympic Committee by agreeing a content deal with the latter's OTT platform, the Olympic Channel

Spanish football’s LaLiga has launched a tender process for its media rights in Sub-Saharan Africa for the four seasons from 2020-21 to 2023-24.

South African VOD service Showmax is trialling the streaming of live and pre-recorded sport in the country

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…

Pan-African pay-television broadcaster StarTimes has acquired rights to the upcoming edition of the Copa América national team football tournament.

South African public-service broadcaster the SABC has agreed a sublicensing deal with pay-television broadcaster SuperSport for free-to-air rights to the forthcoming Cricket World Cup

The Infront agency has agreed a three-season deal with the English Premier League to market free-to-air rights across sub-Saharan Africa

Pan-African pay-television operator StarTimes has acquired rights to the 2019 Copa Del Rey final. It bought the rights from the Spanish football federation

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 broadcaster Kwesé TV has agreed a partnership with the European Handball Federation for rights to its Champions League club competition.

The African Union of Broadcasting has agreed a deal in principle on free-to-air rights in the sub-Saharan region to the 2019 and 2021 editions of the Africa Cup of Nations and other competitions out to…

The TV Media Sport agency has acquired exclusive free-to-air rights in sub-Saharan Africa to the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) World Athletic Series from 2019 to 2023.