CAF (Confederation of African Football)

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.

The Confederation of African Football, the continental governing body for football in Africa, has agreed a 12-year extension to its media and marketing rights partnership with the Sportfive agency.

The Confédération Africaine de Football could be set for a huge increase in the value of its global media and marketing rights, as negotiations with incumbent rights-holder Sportfive and rival agency Infront Sports & Media near a conclusion.

The rights-trading subsidiaries of sports marketing company Lagardère Unlimited look set for a double boost. World Sport Group is close to renewing its contract with the Asian confederation, while Sportfive remains favourite to renew its deal for African confederation rights.

The Infront Sports & Media agency is understood to be the strongest challenger to the Sportfive agency for the rights to the events of the Confédération Africaine de Football, including the flagship Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament.

Interview with Themba Ndlwana, African sports rights consultant, on the options available to the Confédération Africaine de Football for its sports-rights strategy ahead of the renewal of its global media and marketing rights deal.

There are number of reasons why the Confédération Africaine de Football rights, including the flagship Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament, will be more valuable in the new contract period.

The Confederation of African Football has fined the Egyptian Football Association $2m (€1.6m) for violating a broadcast rights agreement during the qualifying competition for the 2014 Fifa World Cup national team tournament.

The Confederation of African Football, the continental governing body for football in Africa, has opened a tender for the media and marketing rights to its 2015 African Under-23 Championship.

Moroccan public-service broadcaster SNRT has acquired rights to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations national team football tournament, which will be hosted in the country next year.

The Confederation of African Football, the continental governing body for football in Africa, has amended its statutes to strengthen its fight against broadcast piracy of its competitions.