StarTimes reopens talks over Kenyan Premier League football rights

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.

Discussion between the Chinese-owned operator and officials from the Football Kenya Federation and KPL officials previously broke down after both sides failed to reach agreement, according to Nairobi News.

Pay-television operator SuperSport cancelled its five-year deal for rights to the KPL, also known as the SportPesa Premier League, in 2017. The league has since reportedly been without a pay-TV partner.

The National Super League has an existing agreement with free-to-air channel Bamba Sports.

StarTimes holds media rights in sub-Saharan Africa to the Coppa Italia, the Europa League and football leagues in Uganda and Senegal.