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What TV channels are showing the Africa Cup of Nations?

by Joseph King | by Yunchu Li

image What TV channels are showing the Africa Cup of Nations?
The prestigious 2024 AFCON is less than a month away with 24 of Africa’s top footballing nations set to battle it out. Looking for information on how and where to best watch the event? We’ve got you covered!

2024 AFCON overview

Senegal are the defending AFCON champions

The continent’s footballing elite descend on the Ivory Coast from January 13 to February 11, 2024 as they compete to become the 34th winner of the African Cup of Nations. Senegal is defending champion of this biannual tournament after defeating Algeria on penalties to win their first ever title in the 2021 edition. The defending champions will have a challenge right off the bat as they’ve been drawn into the group of death against Cameroon, Guinea and The Gambia.

The African Cup of Nations is sure to be a highly competitive event, especially given the fact that there isn’t one clear pre-tournament favorite. You can follow all of the action throughout this gripping tournament by heading over to AFCON Live Scores.

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New World TV - A historic deal

New World TV

A landmark deal was struck between Togolese satellite TV group New World TV and the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The result is New World having the free-to-air and all broadcast rights to CAF competitions from 2023 to 2025. It marks the biggest investment by a pan-African broadcaster in CAF history. The first event under the new deal: the 2024 African Cup of Nations.

So, what does this mean for the fans? Luckily it shouldn’t have that big of an impact on viewers who simply want to watch their nation compete in the tournament. Free-to-air stations in the 46 Sub-Saharan countries will simply have to go through New World to sublicense the rights. Below we’ll take a look at the situations of a few countries individually.

How to watch in Sub-Saharan Africa


Those tuning in from Nigeria will be looking to support their Super Eagles as they seek their first AFCON title in 10 years. Fans will likely be able to catch the action by heading over to SuperSport on DStv and GOtv. There could also be livestream opportunities available as DStv provides users with a dedicated app.  their Super Eagles along with every other competing team by tuning into SuperSport on DStv and GOtv. Subscribers to StarTimes could also have access to the 52 scheduled matches as they were active in broadcasting the African Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures.


As for Kenya, the Harambee Stars will not be partaking in this iteration of the famous tournament. However, fans will likely still want to keep a keen eye on the competition considering their nation is co-hosting the event in 2027. While we appear to still be awaiting official confirmation on the schedule and the broadcast providers, both the KBC (Kenya Broadcasting Corporation) and K24 TV have a history of showing the tournament in the past and will be the most likely place to turn to.

South Africa

Similar to Nigeria, the best bet for fans of Bafana Bafana’s will be to tune into SuperSport on DStv and Canal+. As one of the biggest sports channels in the country, SuperSport has a history of broadcasting prior editions of the event. If you’re looking to live stream the African Cup of Nations matches, you’ll likely have success with the dedicated DStv app.

Other Sub-Saharan countries

Fans of the Black Stars of Ghana should look to ETV and GBC (specifically GTV Sports+) who have teamed up in the past to broadcast AFCON matches. For other countries such as Tanzania, Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Zambia, be sure to keep a close eye on the main national broadcasting channels as it is likely they will be looking to sublicense the rights from New World TV.

It’s also a good idea to be aware of the CAF TV official YouTube channel, which will be covering the event. Whether that results in match highlights or potentially even live streams of the matches remains to be seen. However, there are murmurings of the latter which would certainly offer an incredibly convenient solution for those looking to watch on their phone or laptop!

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Where to watch in the West?

2023 African Cup of Nations

beIN Sports strikes a new deal

Fans in a number of English speaking countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will be able to catch the 2024 AFCON by subscribing to beIN Sports. Despite the CAF and beIN Sports previously terminating their 12-year, $415 million deal in September, the two parties renewed discussions and came to a new agreement just two months later. The deal grants beIN rights to broadcast the CAF’s international and club football tournaments which include the African Cup of Nations along with the CAF Champions League.

Sky Sports likely for the UK

Those based in the United Kingdom looking to watch Africa’s finest footballing nations can feel relatively comfortable that they’ll be able to catch the action on Sky Sports. The British broadcasting giant was the place to watch the 2021 AFCON as they showed all 52 matches of the tournament.

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Bookmaker streaming also an option

Many of the top online bookmakers also offer live streaming of certain events. Bet365, for example, had a number of the 2021 AFCON matches available for those with an eligible account. This is certainly an option for those who are also interested in betting on this exciting tournament. 

While on the topic of betting, Senegal are the current oddsmakers’ favorites to retain the trophy. Should they prove successful, it would mark the first time since Egypt in 2008 that a nation was able to defend their title. However, they’re sure to face stiff competition in the likes of 2021’s runners-up Algeria, Morocco and the Ivory Coast, all who are not far behind the Lions of Teranga in terms of betting odds. You can head over to our AFCON 2024 Betting Odds to stay up to date with the latest odds on all the matches!

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