Sports Broadcasting

Jun 10, 2021  |  SuperSport Launches SuperTube For Euro 2020 Championship

Virtually everywhere, SuperSport went live with their YouTube channel called SuperTube on Wednesday, June 9. The channel is in partnership with YouTube demonstrating the viewing habits that have evolved in both the young and elderly. Viewers seek to interact with ...


May 17, 2021  |  Canal+ To Broadcast Basketball League In Sub-Saharan Africa

As reported by BMA’s media sources, Canal+ has partnered with Basketball Africa League (BAL) for a period of three seasons. The agreement will see Canal+ airing the competition across Sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar and Mauritius. The debut of the forthcoming season ...


May 06, 2021  |  South Africa: Boxing Association Calls For The Live Broadcast Of Boxing On SABC

Gauteng Boxing Promoters Association has asked the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to consider bringing back live boxing broadcasting. Last year, a protest under the leadership of Free State Province promoter Lebohang Mahoko saw a group of supporters of boxing ...


Apr 06, 2021  |  SA Regulator To Implement New Sports Broadcasting Regulations

Recent reports have revealed new rules that will affect subscription TV and free-to-air sports broadcasting in South Africa. According to our industry sources, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has set new regulations for broadcasting sports, intending to ...


Sports Broadcasting: SABC "To Go Against" SuperSports For Better Broadcasting Rights

SABC Sports has criticised Pay-TV giant, Multichoice for not playing fair when it comes to sports broadcasting rights. Gary Rathbone, SABC Sport GM says the unbundling of the sports rights is crucial, as the public broadcaster has been sub-licensing from ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.   ...

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 ...