TV Sports Markets

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Analysis

16 December 2016

Fox Sports Africa is the latest of the region’s pay-television broadcasters to invest in African football, but the structure of its joint venture with the West African Football Union differs greatly from recent deals struck by its competitors.

News

  • Daily News
    18 January 2017

    Lithuanian free-to-air broadcaster TV3 has acquired rights for the 2018 and 2020 editions of the Olympic Games.

  • Daily News
    18 January 2017

    Telecommunications company Econet has confirmed the appointment of Jeroen Oerlemans as the new chief executive of the Kwesé Sports division of African pay-television broadcaster Kwesé TV.

  • Daily News
    17 January 2017

    Chinese internet company LeEco, whose subsidiaries include media platform LeSports, has alleviated its financial concerns by securing 16.8 billion yuan (€2.31bn/$2.42bn) in strategic investment, chiefly from property developer Sunac China Holdings.

  • Daily News
    17 January 2017

    The International Handball Federation has moved to defend its partnership with beIN Media Group, the global rights distribution partner for showpiece national team tournament the World Championship, amid criticism of the deal in German media outlets.

  • Daily News
    17 January 2017

    The OpenTV software subsidiary of digital security company Kudelski Group has filed a lawsuit against the NFL in relation to the American football league’s live streaming and related video services.