SuperSport’s termination of its Nigeria Professional Football League deal due to a breach of contract may not be as final as the broadcaster’s withdrawal in Kenya, TV Sports Markets understands.
Top-tier football leagues in Cameroon and Zimbabwe are set to agree lucrative new pay-television deals, TV Sports Markets understands. But while the fortunes of some African leagues are improving, others have begun to struggle after recent optimism.
Kwesé Sports and SuperSport will share pay-television rights to the 2018 Fifa World Cup in sub-Saharan Africa after both broadcasters agreed to acquire the rights non-exclusively outside South Africa, TV Sports Markets understands.
The Ghana Premier League remains without a broadcast partner with just over four weeks until the start of the 2016-17 season, despite bids from two of sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest broadcasters.
ESPN’s multi-faceted agreement with telco Econet’s Kwesé TV pay-television platform brings the sports broadcaster back to sub-Saharan Africa after an absence of more than three years.