CAF (Confederation of African Football)
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.
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.