Supersport and Kwese secure 2018 World Cup rights


Supersport and Econet Media are among the broadcasters to have secured the rights to broadcast the 2018 World Cup Set to be hosted by Russia. 

A statement from FIFA read:

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 media rights to all 2017-2018 FIFA events,including the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup .

The broadcasting entities are Supersport , Econet Media, SABC, Star TImes and Canal +

According to FIFA Supersport broadcast the World Cup in all territories in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Econet Media which owns the newly launched Kwese secured both Free to Air and Pay TV rights to the World Cup. According to FIFA , Kwese secured rights for all sub-Saharan African countries except South Africa.

Kwese though its yet to officially launch in Zimbabwe as its still working on getting a broadcast licence.

Another broadcaster Star Times secured rights to broadcast the World Cup in sub-Saharan Africa except South Africa as well