Sports Rights

Jan 30, 2020  |  South Africa’s SABC Secures Rights To Broadcast 2020 Athletics Events

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and Athletics South Africa (ASA) have announced that they have agreed on a broadcast deal to cover the athletics events for the 2020 season.  The agreement was inked at the SABC in Auckland Park ...


Jan 22, 2020  |  StarTimes Bags Formula E African Rights Deal

The Chinese media company, StarTimes, has secured the exclusive broadcast rights to the 2019/20 Formula E all-electric motorsport series in a total of 37 territories across sub-Saharan Africa. The deal covers significant markets including South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and ...


Jan 17, 2020  |  Ghana’s Media Regulator Urges Local Football Association To Publish StarTimes Deal Details -Reports

The Chairman of Ghana’s National Media Commission (NMC) has called on the nation’s football association to publish the details of its rights agreement with the pay-TV broadcaster StarTimes. Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh made the request in a bid to defuse rising tensions ...


Jan 09, 2020  |  Ghana’s Radio Stations Get Free Broadcasting Rights For Local Football League

The Ghana Football Association’s Executive Committee has made the decision to offer free radio commentary broadcast rights to all radio stations in Ghana. The rights will be granted to all radio stations who agree to the GFA’s conditions that are ...


SuperSport Not Bidding For Ghana Premier League Broadcasting Rights -Reports

The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt Okraku, has revealed that SuperSport is not among the companies who are gunning for the broadcast rights of the Ghana Premier League. Media reports had been doing the rounds claiming that ...

StarTimes Acquires Broadcast Rights For Emirates FA Cup And Community Shield Games

The pay-TV operator StarTimes has announced that it recently acquired the broadcasting rights for the Emirates FA Cup and the FA Community Shield matches. The company released a statement revealing that it had secured the transmission rights for these two ...

Cameroon’s CRTV And Africa Union Of Broadcasting End Dispute Over Unpaid TV Rights Fees

Cameroon’s public broadcaster, CRTV, and the African Union of Broadcasting, the body of free-to-air broadcasters, have amicably ended their dispute over outstanding rights fee payments. After a meeting in Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé, the two organisations stated that they now look ...

Ghana FA Scraps $17.9m Broadcast Rights Deal With StarTimes

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has cancelled its $17.9m contract with StarTimes after it called for bids to take over the rights that were bought by the Chinese broadcasting giant three years ago. The GFA invited the nation’s media organisations ...

South Africa: SAFA Reports $5Mil Loss After SABC Broadcasting Rights Issue

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has reported a $5 million loss at its annual general meeting on Sunday. According to the football federation’s acting CEO Gay Mokoena, the deficit is a result of its loss of the SABC broadcasting ...

North Africa: BeIN Sports Secures Broadcast Rights For FIFA Club World Cup

The Qatar-based pay-TV broadcaster beIN Sports has secured exclusive broadcast rights for the next two editions of the FIFA Club World Cup. The company has confirmed the two-year media rights deal for 24 countries in the Middle East and North ...

South Africa: Bundesliga Games Available Live On Openview

South African soccer fans will now be able to watch the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich in some of the most popular Bundesliga games every Saturday for free on Openview! Until now, only the subscribers of pay-TV operator ...

South Africa: FIFA Invites Broadcasters To Bid For CAF TV Rights

FIFA has put South Africa’s broadcasters on alert following a confirmation of the opening of a tender process for the much sought-after TV rights for the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) qualifiers for 2022’s Soccer World Cup in Qatar. According to media ...

SuperSport Will No Longer Air CAF Content After Termination Of Contract

Following the termination by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) of its agreement with Lagardère, SuperSport has announced that it will no longer be broadcasting CAF content, starting with the AFCON under-23 championship, kicking off in Egypt this weekend, until ...

South Africa’s SABC Secures Deal To Broadcast Rugby World Cup Final

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has announced that it will air the 2019 Rugby World Cup final between England and South Africa. The public broadcaster said that it had made an agreement with SuperSport to screen the match live ...

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