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South African public-service broadcaster SABC has thanked Cricket South Africa for its “generosity” after the two parties struck a commercial rights deal with no upfront fee.

Cricket South Africa has decided not to cancel its domestic T20 competition – set to start on November 9 – despite the absence of a media-rights deal, major stars or even a name.

The South African Broadcasting Corporation last week completed a surprise deal for rights to England’s Premier League despite the broadcaster being almost ZAR 700m (€41m/$47.5m) in debt.

The International Olympic Committee will earn about 40 per cent more from sub-Saharan Africa compared to the previous two-Games cycle, taking advantage of Kwesé Sports’ strong desire for Olympic association, TV Sports Markets understands.

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.

South African public-service broadcaster the SABC has agreed a sublicensing deal with pay-television broadcaster SuperSport for free-to-air rights to the forthcoming Cricket World Cup

South African public-service broadcaster SABC is relying on Lagardère to supply it with rights to South Africa national-team matches as its dispute with the country’s football association rumbles on.

Cricket South Africa’s yet-to-be finalised T20 league will be shown by South African public-service broadcaster SABC for the next three years.

South African public-service broadcaster SABC has agreed a deal to show one live English Premier League match per match-week

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South African mixed martial arts promotion the Extreme Fighting Championship will have its events shown live on public-service broadcaster the SABC for the next two years, increasing its exposure in its home market.

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.

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.

Glasgow Commonwealth Games on track to hit commercial revenue targets

South Africa’s Premier Soccer League wants to renew its domestic television rights deal a year early to bring in a higher fee.

Africa’s television sports-rights market showing signs of strong growth.