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Following an open tender process for 42 territories in sub-Saharan Africa, FIFA has granted media rights to five major broadcasting entities in the region. The tender was launched on 21 October 2016 and included the media rights to all 2017-2018 FIFA events, including the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.
The following broadcasters have been awarded certain media rights with regard to the 2018 FIFA World Cup:
The following broadcasters have been awarded certain media rights with regard to other 2017‑2018 FIFA events:
The outcome of this tender process enables FIFA to reach its aim of securing the widest possible coverage across the region with the highest profile matches available on a free-to-air basis. By working together with reliable partners in the region, FIFA will make sure that football fans have access to a high-quality viewing experience for each of the FIFA events, including by way of digital platforms.
“We are delighted to work with our appointed broadcast partners in the sub-Saharan region to allow millions of fans to enjoy each of FIFA’s various events across a multitude of platforms,” said FIFA’s Chief Commercial Officer Philippe Le Floc’h.
The 42 territories are: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Congo DR, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe