Canal Plus Afrique (Sub-Saharan Africa)

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LaLiga, the governing body of the top two tiers of Spanish football, has seen an increase in value of about 12.5 per cent after closing out its sub-Saharan African rights cycle.

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.

The addition of StarTimes to Fifa’s set of 2018 World Cup broadcasters in sub-Saharan Africa has significantly increased the governing body’s income from the region.

Canal Plus Afrique has agreed a direct deal for rights to the 2018 Fifa World Cup, staving off the challenge of rival StarTimes.

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.

The African arm of French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has acquired the French-language rights to the German Bundesliga in sub-Saharan Africa in a three-season deal

LaLiga, the governing body of Spanish football’s top two divisions, has agreed another rights deal in sub-Saharan Africa after signing a four-season extension with the African arm of French-language p…

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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.

France’s Ligue 1 has earned an increase of 20 to 25 per cent in the value of its media rights in sub-Saharan Africa following deals agreed in recent weeks.