Sub-Saharan Africa

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

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

South African public-service broadcaster SABC has thanked Cricket South Africa for its “generosity” after the two parties struck a commercial rights deal with no upfront fee.

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.

African pay-TV operator StarTimes has reopened negotiations with Kenya’s football authorities over broadcast rights for the country's Premier League and second-tier National Super League.

Kenyan multi-media company The Standard Group has acquired exclusive local rights to broadcast the 2019 Magical Kenya Open, which is being played at Karen Golf and Country Club this week

Fifa, football’s global governing body, issued on Tuesday a tender in sub-Saharan Africa for rights to a number of events to be held in 2019, including the Women’s World Cup in France.

The Confederation of African Football has launched a tender seeking an agency to commercialise the terrestrial free-to-air broadcast rights in the sub-Saharan region to a range of competitions from 2019…

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has revealed details of its plan to make major sporting events available free-to-air in the country

SuperSport, the sub-Saharan pay-television broadcaster, has struck an agreement to show matches involving South African Premier Soccer League teams Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates later today (Wednesday)

African pay-television operator StarTimes has renewed its rights to the Coppa Italia in English, French, Portuguese and indigenous languages

Cricket South Africa has announced a wide-ranging commercial rights deal with Global Sports Commerce which includes international media rights and global sponsorship rights to CSA’s Mzansi Super League T20…

South African public-service broadcaster SABC is relying on Lagardère to supply it with rights to South Africa national-team matches as its dispute with the country’s football association rumbles on.

Coverage of the 2018-19 season of the Liga ACB, the top division of basketball in Spain, will be available in 140 countries after the league distributed its rights in-house.