Sports Rights

Oct 19, 2020  |  StarTimes To Exclusively Broadcast UEFA Europa League In Sub-Saharan Africa Till 2021

UEFA and StarTimes have agreed the Africa's PayTV company will be broadcasting, exclusively, its Europa League competition across the sub-Saharan Africa region until the end of 2021.   StarTimes, the satellite broadcaster has been accorded the exclusive rights to broadcast ...


Oct 16, 2020  |  Rwanda: Court Ruling Against Content Piracy Hailed By Stakeholders

The English Premier League (EPL), UEFA, and Canal Plus have applauded the recent ruling of the Rwanda Commercial High Court as payback for piracy activities in the country and Africa. They should serve as a precedent for dealing with the ...


Oct 08, 2020  |  Multichoice SuperSport Gets Broadcast Right To Ethiopian League Matches

Broadcast rights to the Ethiopian Premier League have been acquired by SuperSport - the sports broadcasting arm of the Pay-Tv giant, SuperSport. The league, which is Ethiopia's top association football division with sixteen teams will see its matches carried by ...


Oct 07, 2020  |  Africa TV Rights For German Bundesliga Games To Be Distributed By An Agent - Sportfive!

Custodians of the German premier football property - the Bundesliga - have announced that it will be working with the agency Sportfive to help it distribute selected free-to-air TV rights in Africa for the next three seasons.   Bundesliga International ...


Nigeria's Silverbird TV Enters Sub-Licensing Deal To Broadcast The English Premier League

Silverbird TV, a Nigerian entertainment-focused television outfit said it had signed a deal that will enable it to offer one live English Premier League (EPL) game per week during the 2020-21 season, which commences in the weekend of Friday 11th ...

Canal+ Afrique Nets French-Language Bundesliga Broadcast Rights

Canal+ Afrique, the French PayTV broadcaster, is said to have agreed, the with Bundesliga International, the rights to the French-Language broadcast of the top and second-tier of Bundesliga as well as the German Super Cup. These Bundesliga TV rights have ...

Canal+ And Spanish La Liga Renew Broadcast Rights Deal For Sub-Saharan Africa

The Spanish Football League (La Liga) have agreed to a deal with PayTV platform Canal+ to broadcast its football content in sub-Saharan Africa - according to reporting by DigitalEuropeTV.com.   With this tie-up, Canal+ has now joined SuperSport and StarTimes ...

StarTimes Gets Broadcast Rights To Spanish LaLiga And UEFA League For Sub Sahara Africa

StarTimes, the pan-African PayTV network has announced the acquisition of broadcasting rights to the Spanish LaLiga and the UEFA Nations League. The agreed broadcast rights are set to start from September 2020 and right across to the 2024 season.   ...

Multichoice SuperSport Extends La Liga Broadcast Rights In Africa For Another Two Years

Multichoice SuperSport and the Spanish La Liga have renewed their broadcast rights covering another two years to cover up until 2023/24 season. With this agreement, SuperSport will continue to screen coverage of the Spanish top-flight football games in all languages ...

Multichoice SuperSport May Not Renew Broadcast Rights For EPL, UEFA

Reliable sources close to decision-makers inside SuperSport (the part of Multichoice Africa that offers sports entertainment) have said the company is seriously considering not renewing the broadcasting rights for the English Premier League (EPL) and the UEFA Champions League going ...

SuperSport Gets Formula One TV Rights For Another Three Years

SuperSport - the sports franchise of Africa’s dominant Pay-TV player, Multichoice - has agreed to a rights extension with F1 to cover the next three years.   SuperSport has, for some years now, been the sole broadcaster of Formula One ...

Confederation Of African Football (CAF) To Issue TV Rights Tenders - Reports

The Confederation of African Football has announced an official invitation to tender for broadcast services related to its competitions, including the flagship Africa Cup of Nations in 2021. The tender process will also include all the qualifying matches for the ...

South Africa’s SABC Secures Rights To Broadcast 2020 Athletics Events

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and Athletics South Africa (ASA) have announced that they have agreed on a broadcast deal to cover the athletics events for the 2020 season.  The agreement was inked at the SABC in Auckland Park ...

StarTimes Bags Formula E African Rights Deal

The Chinese media company, StarTimes, has secured the exclusive broadcast rights to the 2019/20 Formula E all-electric motorsport series in a total of 37 territories across sub-Saharan Africa. The deal covers significant markets including South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and ...