Since August 16th, 2019, TV MEDIA SPORT (TVMS) markets and distributes the 12th edition of the African Games “RABAT 2019” after winning and signing an agreement with the ANOCA (Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa) for the worldwide media rights.
This is the second time after “BRAZZAVILLE 2015” that TVMS is involved in this competition created in 1965 which brings together the 54 countries of the Continent.
Sponsored by the International Olympic Committee and the African Union, the African Games form, along with the Africa Cup of Nations, the biggest quadrennial sports event in Africa. With 28 sports, they are held mainly in the capital of the Kingdom of Morocco and mobilize more than 7000 athletes on fifteen sites and four big cities (Rabat, Casablanca, Salé and El Jadira).
SNRT (National Broadcasting and Television Company) is the host broadcaster and delivers 4 signals in HD, which is a great innovation for this competition.
“TVMS welcomes this new partnership with the ANOCA’s new board and is totally satisfied with SNRT’s production quality. This is historic package that brings an even greater international dimension to these Games for future editions” said Hédi Hamel, President of TVMS.
“We decided to work with experts in this field to ensure a very wide broadcasting of the Games across Africa and the rest of the world. I congratulate Morocco for its perfect organization and the excellent harmony between the Olympic Movement and the African Union”, for its part announced Mr. Mustapha BERRAF, President of ANOCA.
TVMS has notably set up an unprecedented partnership with the IOC Olympic Channel, thus guaranteeing an exceptional presence on digital media worldwide.
The partnership between ANOCA and TVMS will go on after the African Games with a major program of new actions designed to carry on the Olympic flame in Africa.
TV Media Sport: an experienced team
Led by Hédi Hamel, and with a team of specialists and experts, TV Media Sport is an international agency for media rights, production, satellite distribution and sports events (timing, TV graphics, data, accreditations and organization). TV Media Sport has important relationships with the International Institutions and Sports Federations of which it broadcasts many of its best competitions.
Created on June 28th, 1981 in Lomé (Togo) by Anani Matthia (President of the Togolese NOC) and Juan Antonio Samaranch (President of the IOC), the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) is an organization in charge of the promotion and the development of sport in Africa, following the IOC principles. Its main competition, the African Games, organized every four years, brings together 54 countries of the continent around 28 sports. After being interim President for a year, Mustapha Berraf was elected President on November 29th, 2018 in Tokyo.