Sports Broadcasting

Jan 18, 2021  |  Sports Broadcasting: CAF And StarTimes Join Forces To Broadcast CHAN 2020

Football lovers can now watch the 2020 Total CHAN tournament from the comfort of their homes via StarTimes decoder as the Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) and the digital television operator StarTimes reached an agreement for the broadcast of the ...


Dec 03, 2020  |  20+ African Countries To Broadcast Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Free-To-Air

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that more than 20 countries in Africa will cover, on a free-to-air basis, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics games. The games will be held from 24th August - 5th September 2021.   The IPC ...


Nov 09, 2020  |  South Africa: SABC Promises To Return To Broadcasting Live Boxing Soon!

The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), has said that it will be looking to bring back free-to-air broadcast of Boxing for the pleasure of all South Africans. This assurance was given by the corporation Head of Sport, Gary Rathbone.   ...


Nov 06, 2020  |  Broadcast Rights: DStv SuperSport Model Threatened By Regulatory Intervention In South Africa

In South Africa, business may be about to get more challenging for DStv SuperSport as the industry regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), is about to publish a regulatory mandate requiring DStv to make the broadcast so-called ...


DStv Becomes Title Sponsor Of SA's Premier Soccer League With Five-Year Deal

Multichoice and the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) have announced that DStv has agreed to five-year title sponsorship of the country's premier football (soccer) division. This, the two organisation has hailed as the progression of their already flourishing partnerships. ...

South Africa: SABC Says It's Ready To Broadcast Bundesliga Football On TV and Radio

After contracting broadcast rights to German Bundesliga football matches for the 2020/21 season, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says it is now ready for the first kick-off, which it says will be broadcasted live on its SABC3 channel at ...

South Africa: SABC Says It Will Stream UK's FA Cup Final Online

Mr Gary Rathbone, the General Manager of Sports at the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has announced that his broadcast organisation will stream the final of the United Kingdom's FA Cup on a "dedicated online portal".   In a statement, ...

SuperSport Sees Camera And Audio Changes For Spectator-less Live Sports

After the Coronavirus induced stoppage, Multichoice SuperSport has announced the return of the English Premier League, Spanish LaLiga matches from June 2020.   SuperSport also said the broadcast of the matches will look and sound different from what viewers are ...

Global eSport Industry Targets Africa Market For Growth

Competitive video gaming tournaments - commonly referred to as eSport - has experienced tremendous growth in South Africa (thanks mainly to COVID-19 lockdown); as a result, promoters of the sport are looking to now expand across the continent.   For ...

SABC Hires Gary Rathbone As Its New GM Sports!

As the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) looks to re-build and re-launch its sports franchise - perhaps as a standalone channel, it has tapped the services of Mr Gary Rathbone to lead the sports operations as general manager. The appointment ...

Bundesliga To Return To StarTimes Nigeria On May 16 After COVID-19 Halt - Reports

Football lovers are getting ready for some live football action as the German football league, the DFL, revealed that the Bundesliga would return back to the air on May 16 to deliver high-octane football drama which had been on pause ...

StarTimes To Air Uganda Premier League On Cheapest Subscription Package

StarTimes, the pay-TV broadcaster that operates across sub-Saharan Africa has decided to move the Sanyuka TV channel back to a cheaper subscription package to allow more local fans to watch the coverage of football’s Uganda Premier League. The switch comes ...

StarTimes To Broadcast Euro 2020 Across Africa

The digital pay-TV services operator, StarTimes has promised to deliver live broadcasts of the UEFA Euro 2020 to football lovers across the continent through its TV network as well as its streaming mobile app, StarTimes ON. StarTimes recently commissioned the ...

StarTimes Collaborates With MTN Uganda And Sanyuka TV To Air Uganda Premier League

MTN Uganda has signed a partnership deal that will make it the official broadcast collaborator of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL). The broadcast collaboration is between MTN Uganda and Sanyuka TV, a brand that is under the Next Media ...