Sub-Saharan Africa

Pan-African pay-television broadcaster StarTimes has added ESPN and ESPN 2 to its linear platforms alongside four other Disney-owned entertainment channels

The English Premier League has begun a search to recruit a head of media-rights sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

The TV Media Sport agency has acquired a package of exclusive free-to-air rights to Euro 2020 across sub-Saharan Africa, marking the third consecutive time it has acquired the rights to the European Championships

The FIA World Rally Championship is close to announcing free-to-air broadcast deals in both Japan and Kenya ahead of stops in both countries on this year’s schedule.

The South African Broadcasting Corporation has acquired the rights to a host of events held by Athletics South Africa until the end of the 2020 season

The chairman of Ghana’s National Media Commission has urged the nation’s football association to publish details of its rights agreement with pay-television broadcaster StarTimes.

The Nigerian government has introduced measures to prohibit exclusive acquisition of sports rights in a move which it says will prevent “the misuse of monopoly of market powers”.

Less than 24 hours since StarTimes, the pay-television in sub-Saharan Africa, acquired the rights to the Ghana Premier League and FA Cup, the Ghana Football Association and Ghana Broadcasting Corporation,…

StarTimes, the pay-television broadcaster in sub-Saharan Africa, has acquired the rights to broadcast the top-tier Ghana Premier League and FA Cup

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.

StarTimes, the Chinese-owned African pay-television broadcaster, was able to exploit regulatory pressure facing rival broadcaster SuperSport and secure exclusive rights to the English FA Cup and Community Shield at a reduced fee.

South African pay-television broadcaster Supersport is finalising deals to renew its rights for Sanzaar and South African Rugby Union properties for the 2021-25 cycle, SportBusiness Media understands.

The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s new deal with the South African Football Association was agreed at a more than 50-per-cent reduction on the pair’s previous rights agreement, with the broadcaster’s financial difficulties key to the decline.

The Ghana Football Association has said that radio commentary rights to its properties will be available on a ‘non-cash consideration’ basis.

SuperSport, the pan-African pay-television broadcaster, was absent from the bidding during the Ghana Football Association's invitation to tender for the rights to a host of its properties, the national…

Pay-television operator StarTimes has acquired rights across sub-Saharan Africa to the FA Cup, England’s leading knockout club football tournament.

Pan-African pay-television broadcaster SuperSport has signed a “multi-year” rights extension to its World Wrestling Entertainment deal which will include the launch of a dedicated channel for the rights-holder’s conte…

CRTV, the public broadcaster in Cameroon, and the African Union of Broadcasting, the body of free-to-air broadcasters, have ended a dispute over outstanding rights fee payments

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is inviting bids for television rights to its domestic club competitions

South African free-to-air direct broadcast provider OpenView has added to its sports portfolio, acquiring free-to-air rights to Germany’s Bundesliga for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.

South African free-to-air broadcaster e.tv has agreed a multi-year rights deal with US wrestling promotion Impact

Live coverage of South Africa’s qualifying match for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations was streamed yesterday (Thursday) on Facebook after SuperSport, the pay-TV broadcaster and rights-holder, said it was u…

The NBA basketball league has agreed a rights deal in South Africa with free-to-air broadcaster e.tv. The multi-year agreement names e

The Nigerian Television Authority, the nation’s public broadcaster, has acquired sublicensed rights to one English Premier League fixture per match week.

South African public-service broadcaster the SABC has agreed a sublicensing deal with pay-television broadcaster SuperSport that ensures Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final between South Africa and England r…

The South African national football team has returned to the screens of SABC following the conclusion of a new rights deal between the public-service broadcaster and the South African Football Association

Embattled South African public-service broadcaster the SABC is today (Monday) set to receive around two-thirds of a ZAR3.2bn (€192.4m/$211.4

Cricket South Africa has confirmed the extension of a rights deal with the SABC for the Mzansi Super League, with the cash-strapped public-service broadcaster reportedly paying a rights fee for this year’s e…

South African public-service broadcaster the SABC has struck a last-minute agreement with the IMG agency for selected radio rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which kicked off on Friday

Financially stricken South African public-service broadcaster the SABC has said that 83 per cent of the ZAR483m (€29.7m / $32.9m) annual loss for the 2018-19 period was due to investment in sports rights.

The South African Football Association has said it is close to agreeing a deal with the SABC that would see national team matches return to the screens of the public-service broadcaster

The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) have jointly acquired exclusive free-to-air rights in the country to the 2019 IAAF World Championships

Ghanaian free-to-air broadcaster Max TV has acquired the rights to broadcast the English Premier League matches on free-to-air television during the 2019-20 season

Cash-strapped South African public-service broadcaster the SABC has said it will not broadcast the 2019 Rugby World Cup on television after failing to reach a sublicensing deal with rights-holder, pay-television…

Cricket South Africa has struck a new deal with Global Sports Commerce, its commercial partner for the Mzansi Super League Twenty20 competition, extending the agency’s ties to the tournament by a further y…

South African public-service broadcaster SABC has resumed coverage of the country’s Premier Soccer League after agreeing terms on a new sublicensing agreement with pay-television broadcaster SuperSport.

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