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Sports News Africa

Through interactive and engaging programming, Sports News Africa will drive the African sporting conversation across TV and online media.

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  • Location San Jose, CA, USA
  • Currency USD

Company Summary

SNA is creating a facility to produce sports programming for FTA broadcasters in Africa as well as networks reaching the diaspora. Despite a massive passion for sports, there is very limited sports content available to FTA broadcasters in Africa. And with a rapidly changing media landscape, new opportunities are emerging to reach the growing African consumer market through sports-focused content that is relevant to an African audience.


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    Gary Gregory Rathbone

    16 years of experience covering sport on TV right across Africa, contributing to and creating a range of African sports shows for different broadcasters, including South African broadcasters SABC and Supersport. Worked for African Pay TV network DStv as Head of Africa for their Supersport Channels for the past 4 years, based in Nairobi. Resigned in July 2012 to follow his dream by setting up Sports News Africa.

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    Clem Leech
    Head of Production

    Working out of London has produced a substantial amount of material for broadcasters in Africa around African sports stars in the UK, Europe and the USA. Has worked with Gary Rathbone for the past 10 years on many of his shows and has an extensive network within the UK/European football industry.

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    Martin Davies
    Head of Content

    Head of Sport for BBC Africa for over 10 years, he has recently run the Between The Posts project to create sports content on the radio for African broadcasters. Martin has an in-depth understanding of the African sports world as well as a substantial network of BBC-trained journalists and producers across Africa to ensure the SNA content remains relevant and credible.