Africa

Cricket South Africa is in talks with a potential new headline sponsor for the national team following confirmation that Standard Bank will stand down from the position in April

World Athletics’ Diamond League has postponed three more meetings scheduled for May amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Six Moroccan football clubs are lobbying the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), the sport’s governing body in the North African country, over a broadcast rights payment, it is claimed.

Pan-African pay-television operator MultiChoice has opened up its premium SuperSport channels to non-subscribers until April 30 as the Covid-19 outbreak begins to affect the African market

An International Olympic Committee spokesperson said yesterday "no solution will be ideal", regarding the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on Tokyo 2020

StarTimes, the pay-television broadcaster that operates across sub-Saharan Africa, has moved the Sanyuka TV channel back to a cheaper subscription tier to allow more domestic fans watch coverage of football’s U…

South African broadcast and telecoms regulator Icasa has targeted the end of September by which to publish the details of its long-awaited sports broadcast regulations

Network gains live OTT rights with league for much of Europe

The Confederation of African Football has issued an invitation to tender for broadcast services related to its various competitions, including its flagship Africa Cup of Nations in 2021

Coronavirus outbreak prompts postponement of undetermined length

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has been plunged into fresh turmoil following the resignation of general secretary Mouad Hajji

The South African Broadcasting Corporation is set to receive more than ZAR1bn (€58.4m/$64.2m) in a major financial boost from the country’s Treasury. This latest bailout is worth ZAR1.1bn

Pan-African pay-television broadcaster StarTimes has added ESPN and ESPN 2 to its linear platforms alongside four other Disney-owned entertainment channels

Former Confederation of African Football general secretary Amr Fahmy, a candidate for next year’s CAF presidential elections, has died at the age of 36.

European private equity company CVC Capital Partners is close to buying stakes in the Six Nations and Pro14 rugby competitions, as part of wider plans to 'reshape' the sport's global competition structure,…

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has appointed Potchefstroom, South Africa as host of its women's Junior World Cup in 2021, and India as host of the men's edition the same year

The South African Rugby Union has extended the sponsorship contract of domestic airline FlySafair

The English Premier League has begun a search to recruit a head of media-rights sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) and National Basketball Association (NBA) have named the 12 clubs that will compete in the inaugural season of their Basketball Africa League (BAL)

The TV Media Sport agency has acquired a package of exclusive free-to-air rights to Euro 2020 across sub-Saharan Africa, marking the third consecutive time it has acquired the rights to the European Championships

The French Professional Football League (LFP) is considering the US and Ivory Coast as possible hosts of this year’s Trophée des Champions, the annual match between the Ligue 1 and Coupe de France winners.

The Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch, South Africa, will host the inaugural HSBC Sevens Challenger Series event for women on March 28 and 29, World Rugby has announced

Insurer Momentum has agreed a four-year deal to be the main sponsor of the South African women's national cricket team. The deal starts immediately and runs until the end of the 2023-24 season

The unveiling of details of a forensic audit report into the Confederation of African Football (CAF) produced by professional services group PwC has opened fresh concerns over financial irregularities…