Fox Sports Africa has bolstered its European football content by acquiring rights to the English Football League and the Turkish Süper Lig across sub-Saharan Africa
The Pro14 cross-border rugby union league secured the medium-term future of its new format with the agreement of a lucrative deal across sub-Saharan Africa earlier this month.
The expansion of the cross-border Pro12 rugby union competition, following the addition of two South African teams this week, has been driven by three factors: the desire to improve the competitiveness of the league, the aim of bringing its media-rights revenues closer into line with its rivals, and the availability of the Cheetahs and the Southern Kings.
World Wrestling Entertainment has continued its transition into a pay-television property outside the US, moving away from free-to-air to sign a four-year deal with SuperSport in sub-Saharan Africa
The International basketball federation (Fiba) has earned a huge increase in the value of its rights in sub-Saharan Africa, buoyed by this year’s AfroBasket being held in Angola
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.