Broadcast Rights

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 ...


May 23, 2019  |  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 ...


May 17, 2019  |  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 ...

South Africa: SAFA Apologises For SABC TV Blackout

The SA Football Association (SAFA) has apologised to South Africa’s football-loving community for SABC’s fail to broadcast the Bafana Bafana vs Nigeria African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier on Saturday, 17th November 2018. The football body released a statement stating ...

SABC And Multichoice Ink A Mutually Beneficial Agreement

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says it has signed a new agreement with MultiChoice which will significantly benefit both companies. This comes after the Competition Commission ruled that a channel distribution agreement between the two companies signed in 2013 ...


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