Africa

The embattled IMG Arena has doubled down on cricket, striking an exclusive betting rights deal with Cricket South Africa in a rare piece of announced new business since the merger with the Endeavor-owned OpenBet.

South Africa’s ministers for communications and arts and culture are to attempt to resolve the conflict between MultiChoice, eMedia, which owns free-to-air satellite platform Openview, and public-service broadcaster SABC.

Multiple competitions under the Professional Fighters League’s banner will be shown with French-language commentary across sub-Saharan Africa next year after a deal was struck with pay-television's Canal Plus.

The 2025 Africa Cup of Nations will now take place in early 2026 to avoid a clash with Fifa’s new Club World Cup competition, which launches in the US next summer.

Indian dairy brand follows Cricket World Cup team deals by joining forces with co-host USA Cricket, and Cricket South Africa, for T20 World Cup.

LaLiga is to have at least two English-language broadcasters in sub-Saharan Africa from next season, after non-exclusive rights were sold to pay-television's StarTimes and Tanzania-based Azam Media.

EMedia states it is "satisfied that our perseverance to stop MultiChoice’s anti-competitive behaviour has paid off" following the Competition Tribunal ruling.

Brandon Foot has been hailed by his former colleagues and industry peers as generous, empathetic and hugely passionate about sport as tributes pour in for the vastly experienced South African sports media…

Fifa has continued the expansion of its international tournaments with the announcement that Qatar is to host the next five editions of an annual 48-team men’s U17 World Cup, with Morocco set to stage t…

Professional Fighters League (PFL) events are to be broadcast across sub-Saharan Africa on SuperSport after the pay-television broadcaster signed off on a rights deal

The Marketing & Media Solutions agency and PC Plus Group have secured media rights in sub-Saharan Africa for all World Athletics Series events from 2024 to 2029 in a deal with Eurovision Sport.

South Africa Rugby is hoping that its proposed commercial agreement with US-based private equity firm Ackerley Sports Group (ASG) will enable the governing body to double its sponsorship revenue by the 2027 World Cup.

Construction has begun on what is set to become Nigeria’s first major arena, with the Lagos venue seeking to attract the likes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), wrestling promotion WWE and boxing and basketball events.

New World TV has announced its acquisition of Uefa club competition French-language broadcast rights in sub-Saharan Africa from 2024-25 to 2026-27 while incumbent Canal Plus Afrique has secured a package…

South Africa Rugby is to establish a commercial vehicle to manage its media and sponsorship rights after striking an agreement with Ackerley Sports Group (ASG), a new unit of the US investment firm

SportyTV has acquired free-to-air Paris 2024 broadcast rights in Ghana and Nigeria in a deal with the Infront agency expected to be announced later today (Tuesday)

Pan-African media group MultiChoice, owner of pay-television broadcaster SuperSport and pay-television operator DStv, has rejected a full takeover offer from Canal Plus, the France-based pay-television broadcaster, stating it “significantly undervalues” the group and its future prospects.

Canal Plus, the France-based pay-television broadcaster, has submitted a full takeover offer for pan-African media group MultiChoice, owner of pay-television broadcaster SuperSport and pay-television operator DStv.