SABC (South Africa)

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The South African Broadcasting Corporation secured a steep fall in total outlay in its sublicensing renewal with pay-television broadcaster SuperSport for the country’s top-tier Premier Soccer League.

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.

Financially stricken South African public-service broadcaster the SABC has said that 83 per cent of the ZAR483m (€29.7m / $32.9m) annual loss for the 2018-19 period was due to investment in sports rights.

The South African Football Association has said it is close to agreeing a deal with the SABC that would see national team matches return to the screens of the public-service broadcaster

Cash-strapped South African public-service broadcaster the SABC has said it will not broadcast the 2019 Rugby World Cup on television after failing to reach a sublicensing deal with rights-holder, pay-television…

South African public-service broadcaster SABC has resumed coverage of the country’s Premier Soccer League after agreeing terms on a new sublicensing agreement with pay-television broadcaster SuperSport.

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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 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.