SuperSport (Sub-Saharan Africa)

Features

StarTimes secured exclusive rights in sub-Saharan Africa to four Fifa tournaments late last month in an attempt to build new relationships and expand its football coverage.

The Football Kenya Federation is embroiled in two separate, but related, disputes which will have a major impact on how both domestic league and national team rights are sold.

Germany’s Bundesliga is thought to be finalising a number of rights deals involving substantial increases on current deal values.

Sub-Saharan Africa pay-television operator SuperSport has stepped in to acquire the free-to-air rights in the region to England’s Premier League after local rights-holder, Optima Sports Management International, defaulted on its payments.

The renewal of the National Basketball Association’s domestic media-rights deal, expected later this year, is the most eagerly awaited in US sport and will no doubt be the biggest of the year.

Interviews with Matt Brabants, senior vice president of global media distribution and business operations, and Elsa Memmi, vice president of global media distribution across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, on the NBA’s global media rights strategy.

Sport1’s deal last week for the rights to the National Hockey League means the sports broadcaster now has exclusive rights to each of the four top North American sports leagues.

The IMG agency believes that the recent deals it secured with 30 broadcasters for the newly-launched FIA World Rallycross Championship are a strong indication that the agency’s long-term investment in the sport will pay off.

Glasgow Commonwealth Games on track to hit commercial revenue targets

IEC in Sports shows off technology hub with Japanese rugby

Why media rights fees for Sochi have fallen from the Vancouver Games

SuperSport talks to Metro TV about Ghana Premier League

Zuku looks to expand in Africa without treading on SuperSport's toes

SuperSport shrugs off doubts about its big new Nigerian football league TV deal

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.