SuperSport, Botswana TV secure rights for Africa Youth Games

Rebecca Hawkes | 07-03-2014

Sub Saharan African pay-TV network SuperSport and Botswana Television (BTV) have acquired the television rights for this year's Africa Youth Games, to be staged in Gaborone in May.

The deal with rights holder the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) will see the broadcasters air live coverage of the event, although details are still being negotiated.

"We have agreed in principle with both channels. They both showed an interest in televising the competition. We are at the tail end of our negotiations, we expect to reach an official understanding soon," Tuelo Serufho, chief executive officer, Botswana Africa Youth Games Organizing Committee told the Botswana Gazette.

Botswana's Minister of Youth, Sport and Culture, Shaw Kgathi revealed that Supersport and BTV would be the official broadcasters of the tournament in a recent address to Parliament.