Pay-TV broadcasters Canal Plus Afrique and Kwesé Sports have acquired media rights to French soccer’s top-flight Ligue 1 in sub-Saharan Africa.

Canal Plus Afrique, the African arm of French broadcasting giant Canal Plus, has been awarded the French-language rights across the region, with Kwesé Sports picking up the English and Portuguese-language rights to the league.

The deals are due to run for six seasons, from 2018/19 to 2023/24.

The rights packages for both broadcasters incorporate several other French soccer properties, including second-tier Ligue 2, the Coupe de la Ligue and the Trophée des Champions, the season-opener between the league and cup winners.