CAF (Confederation of African Football)

The success of Fifa’s centralisation of media rights to World Cup qualifiers involving African nations depends almost entirely on two deals: one covering the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) and a pan-regional deal for sub-Saharan Africa. About 95 per cent of the value of the rights is generated by these two markets, but both are highly problematic.

World football’s governing body Fifa has announced that it will live stream several of the first round of Confederation of African Football qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup as part of a “landmark” initi…

Fifa has said that – if Caf hands over centralised rights to World Cup qualifiers – it can double the revenue African football’s governing body currently earns from the property. F

The Confédération Africaine de Football (Caf) has pledged to join other major rights holders in a legal battle against Saudi Arabian pirate channel BeoutQ after mass piracy affected all 36 of the Africa C…

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.

The Confederation of African Football has made good on a two-year-old promise to renegotiate its mammoth global media and marketing rights deal with Lagardère Sports, but not its promise to earn more money for its rights.

US entertainment company AMC Networks' central Europe division has acquired rights in the Czech Republic to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations national team football tournament

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 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…

African football federations have opted to sell media rights to their 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers individually, moving away from the centralised model used for the previous two cycles.

Lagardère Sports has completed 18 free-to-air deals in sub-Saharan Africa for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, pushing deals over the line with discounted prices and the inclusion of several other tournaments.

On January 4, the Egyptian Competition Authority accused Caf of contravening Egyptian competition law – specifically laws surrounding abuse of a dominant position.

The Confederation of African Football has strongly denied allegations that it contravened competition regulations in awarding a major package of its rights and has refuted claims that president Issa Hayatou has been referred to prosecutors for investigation over the matter.

Lagardère Sports is distributing free-to-air rights to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations itself in a marked change from its previous strategy of sublicensing rights in sub-Saharan Africa to another agency.

Italian premium sports channel Fox Sports acquired rights in the country to two editions of the Africa Cup of Nations in a deal with the Lagardère Sports and Entertainment agency.

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has launched an invitation to tender for the host broadcast production rights for a series of its competitions.

Sportfive is taking a colossal risk in signing a 12-year, $1bn (€888m) renewal with the Confédération Africaine de Football, according to local experts.