Africa

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed that preliminary conversations have been held regarding taking an Anthony Joshua fight to the Stade Tata Raphaël in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, …

The African Union of Broadcasting, the body of free-to-air broadcasters, has called for a drop in the rights fees paid by African public broadcasters for major football tournaments held in the continent

StarTimes, the pay-television broadcaster in sub-Saharan Africa, has signed a deal to broadcast Formula E motor racing in 37 countries across the region

The chairman of Ghana’s National Media Commission has urged the nation’s football association to publish details of its rights agreement with pay-television broadcaster StarTimes.

The Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) has confirmed today (Wednesday) that next year’s Africa Cup of Nations will take place in January and February, and not in the summer as originally planned.

The Nigerian government has introduced measures to prohibit exclusive acquisition of sports rights in a move which it says will prevent “the misuse of monopoly of market powers”.

Less than 24 hours since StarTimes, the pay-television in sub-Saharan Africa, acquired the rights to the Ghana Premier League and FA Cup, the Ghana Football Association and Ghana Broadcasting Corporation,…

StarTimes, the pay-television broadcaster in sub-Saharan Africa, has acquired the rights to broadcast the top-tier Ghana Premier League and FA Cup

Tunisian public-service broadcaster Télévision Tunisienne has acquired rights to the 2020 African men's Handball Championship.

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 Olymp…

In 2022 the IOC will stage an event in Africa for the first time, in the Sengalese capital Dakar. Will the Youth Olympic Games represent a milestone for sports events on the continent? SportBusiness investigates.

Changes to the Fifa host allocation process ought to give Morocco a better chance of hosting the Fifa World Cup than on any of the four previous occasions the country has bid for the tournament. Ben Cronin visits four of the host cities within the proposed bid to assess the strengths and weaknesses of its candidacy. 

The race to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup will conclude in just a matter of weeks, with the World Rugby Council set to decide on November 15 whether France, Ireland or South Africa should host the tournament. Here, SportBusiness International examines the South African bid.

The Ghana Football Association has said that radio commentary rights to its properties will be available on a ‘non-cash consideration’ basis.

SuperSport, the pan-African pay-television broadcaster, was absent from the bidding during the Ghana Football Association's invitation to tender for the rights to a host of its properties, the national…

Pay-television operator StarTimes has acquired rights across sub-Saharan Africa to the FA Cup, England’s leading knockout club football tournament.

Pan-African pay-television broadcaster SuperSport has signed a “multi-year” rights extension to its World Wrestling Entertainment deal which will include the launch of a dedicated channel for the rights-holder’s conte…

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has rejected Lagardère Sports’ application for interim emergency measures in the agency’s dispute with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) over the …

Tyre manufacturer Goodyear has been unveiled as a premium partner of the World Endurance Championship as part of a wider agreement involving the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) and the European Le Mans S…

The South African Football Federation has announced that it will not be continuing with its bid to host the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup.

ESPN Player, the OTT platform of pay-television broadcaster ESPN, will broadcast NHL ice hockey in 61 nations across Europe and Africa thanks to a new rights agreement announced today (Tuesday)

Cricket South Africa (CSA) suspended chief executive Thabang Moroe on allegations of misconduct today (December 6) just hours after sponsor Standard Bank cited governance concerns at CSA for its decision…

CRTV, the public broadcaster in Cameroon, and the African Union of Broadcasting, the body of free-to-air broadcasters, have ended a dispute over outstanding rights fee payments

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is inviting bids for television rights to its domestic club competitions

Five sports are set to be added to the programme for the 2022 Youth Olympic Games in Dakar, Senegal, after the International Olympic Committee Executive Board approved the inclusions of breakdancing, karate,…

South African free-to-air direct broadcast provider OpenView has added to its sports portfolio, acquiring free-to-air rights to Germany’s Bundesliga for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
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The International Fencing Federation (FIE) has awarded Egypt hosting rights for the 2021 edition of its Senior World Championships

Two-day scouting event will feature 50 aspiring players for start-up league on the continent

Tunisian public broadcaster Télévision Tunisienne and the Tunisian Football Federation (FTF) have ended months of wrangling and signed off on a new broadcast rights agreement.

South African food brand Crown National has signed as associate sponsor of two Western Province rugby union teams – the DHL Stormers and DHL Western Province.

The Ocean Race has confirmed that the sailing event will return to Cape Town for the 12th time after the South African city was announced as a host destination for the 2021-22 edition

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has said it will hold talks to determine the dates of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Cameroon, while the governing body has been forced into a new…

South African free-to-air broadcaster e.tv has agreed a multi-year rights deal with US wrestling promotion Impact

Ahmad Ahmad, the president of the Confederation of African Football (Caf), has refused a request from the Lagardère Sports agency to address the recent termination of the two parties’ agreement at the or…

World football’s governing body Fifa has launched an invitation to tender process for the centralised broadcast rights to all matches in the second round of qualifying, as well as the third-round play-offs, o…

Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is set to increase its interest in European rugby union after agreeing a deal in principle to acquire a 27-per-cent stake in cross-border league the Pro14

Live coverage of South Africa’s qualifying match for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations was streamed yesterday (Thursday) on Facebook after SuperSport, the pay-TV broadcaster and rights-holder, said it was u…