Canal Plus Afrique (Sub-Saharan Africa)
BeIN Media Group has recouped just under 44 per cent of its total fee for Ligue 1 international rights from sublicensing deals in sub-Saharan Africa this month.
Canal Plus Afrique made its first major investment in a domestic African football league earlier this month, acquiring rights to the Côte d’Ivoire Ligue 1.
Canal Plus Afrique’s French-language deal for English Premier League rights is a landmark moment for the league, as its rights are now more expensive than the more locally-relevant French Ligue 1.
Last-minute Euro 2016 free-to-air sales have continued in sub-Saharan Africa, with deals secured in the key markets of Kenya and South Africa.
Contracts for Diamond League rights in sub-Saharan Africa are in the process of being rewritten for the 2016 season.