Sports Rights

Aug 19, 2019  |  South Africa's SABC Loses English Premier League Rights

South Africa's embattled national broadcaster's financial troubles have now extended to the English Premier League (EPL) after it was revealed that the SABC had failed to retain the broadcast rights to the league's games on their SABC 3 channel. While ...


Aug 15, 2019  |  South Africa's SABC Radio Presenters Frustrated By PSL Blackout

South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) sports presenters have revealed that they are struggling and frustrated because they can no longer cover PSL matches. SABC Sport has been ordered to stop covering PSL matches after the cash-strapped public broadcaster rejected a ...


Aug 12, 2019  |  Openview To Air Live English Premier League Games In South Africa

South African football fans will be delighted to hear that Openview is expanding its content by offering live English Premier League games which will be broadcast on a weekly basis featuring one of the top six most popular Premier League ...


Aug 09, 2019  |  DStv And GOtv Subscribers To Enjoy All FA Community Shield Games

DStv subscribers will enjoy all FA Community Shield matches this year because all the matches will be broadcast live on all DStv, GOtv Max and Plus packages. This will ensure that more football fans across the African continent will get ...


StarTimes Secures Rights To Broadcast Euro 2020 Qualifiers

The pay-TV operator StarTimes has announced that it has acquired the UEFA National Team Football broadcasting rights for 2019 and 2022. The company has secured transmission rights to broadcast the games in all countries across sub-Saharan Africa, excluding South Africa. ...

South Africa’s Football Lovers Disappointed As Broke SABC Fails To Secure PSL Rights

The millions of South Africans who rely on the public broadcaster SABC TV and radio to enjoy live matches were left disappointed this past weekend when the cash-strapped SABC failed to broadcast the start of the new PSL season. The ...

StarTimes Acquires Rights To Broadcast 2019 International Champions Cup

StarTimes has announced that it will broadcast the 2019 edition of the International Champions Cup starting on July 17th until August 10th. The pay-TV service provider, StarTimes has over the years given its viewers access to the pre-season tournament which ...

Uganda Broadcasting Corporation Fails To Acquire AFCON Rights

Uganda Broadcasting Corporation has expressed its disappointment over its failure to broadcast the AFCON match between Uganda and Egypt. Following its failed negotiations with the Africa Union of Broadcasters (AUB) and the Confederation of African Football (CAF), the station ended ...

Uganda Broadcasting Corporation In Talks To Broadcast AFCON On Credit

Uganda’s national broadcaster, Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) is in negotiations with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to broadcast the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) matches on credit. The tournament that is currently being held in Egypt began a ...

Zimbabwe's ZBC Struggles To Pay For AFCON Rights -Reports

The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation is reportedly battling to secure the €700 000 (about US$791 000) that is required to secure broadcast rights for the soccer tournament that just kicked off in Egypt. Zimbabwe’s national soccer team is part of this ...

MultiChoice Kenya Acquires Rights To Air Live AFCON Matches In HD

The Pay-television operator MultiChoice has confirmed that it will broadcast live AFCON games in HD through its products GOtv and DStv in Kenya. Kenya’s Harambee Stars will kick-off their participation on June 23 against Africa’s top-ranked team Algeria in Pool ...

Botswana Television In Talks To Secure Rights To Broadcast AFCON Matches

Botswana’s national television broadcaster, Botswana Television (Btv) has reported that it is in the process of acquiring broadcast rights for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations, which kicks off in Cairo, Egypt next week Friday. The Head of Sports of ...

Broadcasting Organisations Of Nigeria Secures Rights To Broadcast FIFA Tournament

The Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) announced that it had secured the rights to air FIFA tournaments. Under the terms of the deal, the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) partner networks will be allowed to broadcast all FIFA football tournaments, ...

The Kenya Broadcasting Corporation Secures Free-To-Air AFCON Rights

The Kenya Broadcasting Corporation has secured the exclusive broadcasting rights for the upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AfCON) tournament which will be taking place in Cairo from June 21 until July 19. A record number of 24 teams will ...


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