Sub-Saharan Africa

Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has today (Friday) completed its acquisition of a 28-per-cent stake in the Pro14 cross-border rugby union competition from league organising body Celtic Rugby DAC

Sri Lanka's government has scrapped its plans for a new $40m cricket stadium after warnings from former national team cricketers that it would end up a 'white elephant' - Channel News Asia/AFP

Rugby union stakeholders in South Africa have agreed on a plan to slash up to R1.2bn (€60.1m/$64.8

The promoter of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix has said it would be "unfeasible" for it to stage a race with no fans. The race is scheduled for September 20

Gary Rathbone, the African sports media consultant and former head of sport at pay-television broadcaster StarTimes, is to take up a new role as head of sport at South African public broadcaster the SABC,…

Super Rugby is considering the entry of Japanese Top League teams into a radically restructured 2021 competition

South African telco BitCo Telecoms has signed as the official internet service provider of Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the Proteas men's national team for the next five years

Reports of a breakaway competition involving only Australian and New Zealand Super Rugby clubs have been rejected as speculation by Sanzaar’s chief executive Andy Marinos.

Super Rugby is set for major and permanent change, sparked by the Covid-19 shutdown, according to stakeholders within Sanzaar, the grouping of Southern Hemisphere rugby unions

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.

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 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 three contenders' bids.

StarTimes, the pay-television broadcaster in sub-Saharan Africa, has made a partial payment to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) as part of its rights deal for the top-tier Premier League as it looks…

South Africa's cricket tour of Sri Lanka in June has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The teams were due to play three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches

Sanzaar, the body which oversees top-level rugby union the Southern Hemisphere, is considering a "quickfire" six-week national team competition in one country, with potentially one city hosting the event

French Ligue 1 football club Olympique de Marseille has announced that its former president Pape Diouf has died at the age of 68 after contracting the Covid-19 virus

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

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

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

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

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 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

Leading rugby figures have expressed doubt about the prospects of South African joining an expanded Six Nations championship, after the possible move was reported by UK newspaper the Daily Mail

The FIA World Rally Championship is close to announcing free-to-air broadcast deals in both Japan and Kenya ahead of stops in both countries on this year’s schedule.

The South African Broadcasting Corporation has acquired the rights to a host of events held by Athletics South Africa until the end of the 2020 season

Spanish football’s LaLiga has added South African sports betting company Hollywoodbets to its portfolio of regional sponsors.