March 30, 2017 / 10:31 AM / 5 months ago

FIFA grants 2018 World Cup broadcasting rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

The snow-covered landscape is reflected in a logo in front of FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, January 10, 2017.Arnd Wiegmann

ZURICH (Reuters) - Soccer governing body FIFA on Thursday said it had awarded media right to five broadcasting groups in Sub-Saharan Africa for the 2018 World Cup and other soccer events taking place in 2017 and 2018.

Zurich-based FIFA said it had granted World Cup rights to the following groups:

Econet Media, Supersport, SABC and StarTimes were granted further media rights for other 2017-2018 events.

Reporting by Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi, editing by John Revill

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