Broadcast Rights

Feb 06, 2020  |  MultiChoice Nigeria Signals Dangers Of Ending Exclusive Rights - Reports

MultiChoice Nigeria has warned that a lot of damage could result from the government’s decision to end exclusive rights to the broadcast of major sporting events in the country, according to Gadget. MultiChoice said that investment in sports rights had ...


Oct 14, 2019  |  South Africa’s SABC And SAFA To Re-Negotiate Partnership -Reports

On 11 October 2019, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Group CEO Madoda Mxakwe revealed that the long-standing relationship with the South African Football Association (SAFA) would soon be back on track.  The SABC confirmed that negotiations with SAFA were ...


Jul 09, 2019  |  CAF Condemns BeoutQ For AFCON Piracy

Africa’s football body, the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has come out strongly against beoutQ. The Saudi-backed pirate network was recently denounced by FIFA, and it has been revealed by a French court that Arabsat was distributing the channel. Now, ...


Jul 08, 2019  |  Piracy Casts A Dark Shadow Over AFCON Games In North Africa

The Confederation of African Football has seen a new major hacking incident committed by the pirate television platform called ‘beoutQ’, involving the final match of the Total Africa Cup of Nations taking place from 21 June up until 19 July ...


Nigeria's HotSports Media Secures Egypt 2019 AFCON Broadcasting Rights

Nigeria's HotSports Media Group has been granted the rights to broadcast the 32nd African Cup of Nations kicking off in Cairo on June 21. It will be aired on terrestrial television channels throughout Nigeria, the company has announced. The media ...

Citizen TV Secures Exclusive Rights To Broadcast ‘East Africa’s Got Talent’

East Africa’s version of ‘Got Talent’ where talented East Africans will get the unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase their skills on TV will be shown exclusively on Citizen TV. The show which was created by the British talent competition judge ...

NCC Plans To Introduce New Broadcast Policy In Nigeria

The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has revealed that it plans to introduce a national policy that will facilitate the enforcement of copyright law to boost the operation of the broadcast sector for rapid national development. The Director-General of NCC, John ...

CRAN Says No Radio Broadcast Licenses Will Be Issued In Namibia For 15 Months

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) has imposed a 15-month suspension on the issuing of spectrum licenses in the country’s FM radio broadcast frequency. A media statement issued by CRAN announced that the suspension affects license applications in the ...

South Africa: MultiChoice And SABC To Respond To ICASA’s Sports Broadcasting Review

Both the SABC and MultiChoice are preparing their responses to regulations set by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) that have the potential to challenge SuperSport's monopoly of sport broadcasting rights in South Africa. The draft of the ...

South Africa: ICASA Plans To Put An End To MultiChoice’s DStv Monopoly On Sport

The Independent Communications Authority Of South Africa (ICASA) has unveiled its Draft Sports Broadcasting Services Amendment Regulations 2018, which aim at making big sporting events accessible for free to all citizens of South Africa. High-profile sporting events, especially for well-loved ...

Ghanaian Multimedia Group Chosen As Official Media Partner For 3Music Awards

Ghana’s front-running private English speaking radio station, Joy FM and its two media affiliates– Hitz FM and Joy Prime– have been confirmed as official media partners for the revolutionary Ghanaian music awards show – the 3Music Awards. The awards show ...

BAZ Boss Under Fire Over Issuance Of Radio And TV Licences

The Chief Executive of Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe, Obert Muganyura was recently grilled by parliament over issuing Oracle Virtual Directory (OVD) webcast television and radio licences at a time when the organisation had no board. Muganyura was called upon to ...

Nigeria: President Buhari Authorises 213 New Broadcast Licences

President Muhammadu Buhari has authorised the issuing of operating licences to 213 new private and public broadcasting hubs in the country. Ishaq Modibbo-Kawu, the Director-General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) announced this recently at the 71st General Assembly of Broadcasting ...

SABC’s Multi-Billion Rand Loss On Non-Lucrative Sports Rights

According to a report in the Sunday Times, South Africa's SABC has lost approximately R2.3 billion (over $1,5 mil) on purchasing sports rights over the past six years. The report stated that the loss occurred because the SABC was failing ...