Sub-Saharan Africa

Pay-television broadcaster StarTimes has acquired rights in sub-Saharan Africa to the African Nations Championship (CHAN) national team football tournament

Jurie Roux, chief executive of South Africa Rugby, has pushed back against proposals from the country’s broadcast regulator, ICASA, that would impose restrictions on media-rights contracts.

Matches from French football’s Ligue 1 are to be broadcast with local-language commentary in Togo by New World Sports, the satellite television broadcaster in the West African country.

Cricket South Africa has agreed a four-year media rights deal in Australia with pay-television broadcaster Foxtel, running until the end of the 2023-24 southern hemisphere cricket season

Free-to-air coverage of Tokyo’s 2020 Paralympics, which will take place next summer, will be shown by broadcasters in at least 24 sub-Saharan African countries thanks to an agreement announced by the I…

The Kenyan Rugby Union has agreed a new five-year domestic rights deal with media group Mediamax Networks, boosting national coverage

Indian pay-television broadcaster Star has finalised a deal with Cricket South Africa for broadcast rights in the Indian subcontinent, the rest of Asia, the Middle East and North Africa

Pay-television broadcaster SuperSport has sealed its second major football rights deal this week by extending and expanding its contract in sub-Saharan Africa for the club competitions organised by European…

Pay-television broadcaster SuperSport has retained its Premier League rights across sub-Saharan Africa until the end of the 2024-25 season in a new deal announced today (Tuesday)

Cricket South Africa was underpaid by about R100m for Mzansi Super League international media and commercial rights in 2018 and 2019, according to a report into widespread misconduct and mismanagement at the governing body.

LaLiga, the governing body of the top two tiers of Spanish football, has seen an increase in value of about 12.5 per cent after closing out its sub-Saharan African rights cycle.

Pay-television broadcaster SuperSport kept its Formula One rights fee steady in its latest renewal covering sub-Saharan Africa. But it has lost some exclusivity in the region with the launch of Formula One’s premium OTT service F1 TV Pro.

Uefa secured a 40-per-cent headline increase on the value of its sub-Saharan Africa free-to-air European Championship package in a third successive deal with the TV Media Sport agency.

South Africa’s broadcast regulator ICASA has continued to apply pressure on the country’s dominant pay-television broadcaster SuperSport, releasing an expanded draft list of ‘public interest’ sports events …

SuperSport, the sub-Saharan African pay-television broadcaster, has signed a three-year rights deal with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)

French pay-television operator Canal Plus has further increased its holding in pan-African media group Multichoice, the parent company of pay-television broadcaster SuperSport and pay-television operator…

The legality of a seven-season media rights deal between the Football Kenya Federation and pay-television broadcaster StarTimes is being challenged by a group of clubs led by Mathare United chairman Bob…

Marc Jury has been named chief executive of SuperSport, the pay-television broadcaster that operates across sub-Saharan Africa, as part of a wider shake-up at parent company Multichoice

The Nigerian division of pan-African media group Multichoice has argued that a proposed pay-as-you-go billing model is not technically or commercially viable

European football’s governing body Uefa, the English Premier League and pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus International have welcomed a court ruling in Rwanda concerning the piracy of their broadcast c…

This weekend’s British Champions Day horse-racing event at Ascot will enjoy international broadcast exposure, with US network Fox Sports and sub-Saharan pay-television operator SuperSport among the broadcasters t…

The president of South Africa’s football association Danny Jordaan has criticised pay-television broadcaster SuperSport after the pair failed to agree a broadcast deal for an international friendly match t…

SuperSport, the sub-Saharan African pay-television broadcaster, has acquired exclusive rights to the Ethiopian Premier League top-tier football competition

A raft of broadcast rights contracts signed for sailing’s 36th America’s Cup include deals with both public-service and pay-television broadcasters in Italy and the UK, as a priority is placed on maximum exp…

A report into misconduct committed by Cricket South Africa officials has found that Global Sports Commerce, the governing body’s commercial and international media rights agency for its Mzansi Super L…

The Sportfive agency is selling free-to-air broadcast rights in sub-Saharan Africa to Germany’s Bundesliga after agreeing a three-season deal for the property.

French pay-television operator Canal Plus has increased its holding in pan-African media group Multichoice, the parent company of pay-television broadcaster SuperSport and pay-television operator DStv

Sub-Saharan African pay-television broadcaster StarTimes has agreed a long-term deal to broadcast the Kenyan Premier League from the 2020-21 season onwards

The English Premier League, the country’s top football league, is enjoying heightened exposure across sub-Saharan Africa this season thanks to a 30-per-cent increase in the number of free-to-air broadcaster d…

Pro14 Rugby has stated it is in “early discussions” with SA Rugby to expand the number of South African franchises in the cross-border league, while it has introduced a Monday Night Rugby concept for the…

The Team Marketing agency has initiated its first Uefa club competitions media-rights sales processes in nearly seven months, inviting bids from broadcasters in Italy and also sub-Saharan Africa for the…

SuperSport, the sub-Saharan African pay-television broadcaster, has acquired rights to events organised by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).

Sub-Saharan African pay-television broadcaster StarTimes has acquired the non-exclusive rights to the Extreme E racing series across the region

Public-service broadcaster the SABC has acquired a package of free-to-air Bundesliga rights in South Africa for the next two seasons

An OTT streaming platform is to be launched to showcase matches from the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) after Redstrike, the UK-based sports marketing agency, invested in an agreement to…

The African arm of French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has acquired the French-language rights to the German Bundesliga in sub-Saharan Africa in a three-season deal

Pay-television broadcaster StarTimes has acquired rights in sub-Saharan Africa to the Canadian Premier League top-tier football competition