South African public broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), has reached an agreement with SuperSport to broadcast the 2019 Rugby World Cup final between South Africa and England on free-to-air (FTA) SABC 2. The deal comes amid plans for SABC to launch its own over-the-top (OTT) service, which it says will reclaim some of its original programs, which it is currently under-licensed to third parties. PSL President Dr. Irvin Khoza assured the nation at his press conference earlier this week that the agreement signed between the League, SABC and SuperSport would remain unchanged. “Our duty is to keep our promises and solve the problems raised by our employees.” That is why I am pleased to inform you that all parties have reached an agreement with the SABC on commercial terms allowing them to broadcast Premier Soccer League matches for our people on television. Madoda Mxakwe, Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of the SABC Group Executive Officer (GCEO), said: “In keeping with our public service mission, we are pleased to have reached an agreement in the interest of the South African public. Most importantly, this commercially viable agreement meets the objective of a financially viable public service chain. Van den Berg explained the agreement regarding the SuperSport agreement with SABC. A carriage contract with the pan-African pay-TV channel sees the international rugby union-Showpiece on November 2 as the first match of the tournament to be presented at the FTA in the country.
SABC had been awarded an 11-hour contract for audio rights to the selection of World Cup matches, but had not obtained a TV agreement. The South African Football Federation`s new media rights agreement with pay-TV channel Siyaya TV appears to be in doubt after the state-run SABC questioned the validity of reports that the agreement had been reached. JOHANNESBURG – SuperSport and MultiChoice Group`s South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) announced on Friday a commercial agreement on the terms and conditions for the transfer of PSL to free-to-air. The agreement between SuperSport and SABC has a five-year mandate and recognizes the need to preserve the financial viability of the LSP and ensure that SABC fulfills its public service mission to serve the interests of South Africans in sport. “We remain committed to economically viable agreements, and we support and wish the Springboks a good path to history.” The impasse that threatened to eliminate Premier Soccer League (PSL) fans without access to pay-TV was finally resolved, as THE SABC reached an agreement with Multichoice on the broadcasting rights of the local league. South Africa against England provided free-to-air with supersport agreement. Agreement with SABC,” Khoza said in a statement. An agreement on commercial terms with the SABC that allows them to broadcast variety-3 athletics events, marathons, live WWE programming, including pay-a-side events, and also acts as an overflow for football matches. “An important element of the investment is that of sports broadcasting and sponsorship rights, which sports federations, which filter up to each stage and have an undeniable impact on the development of sport, offer critical sources of income.” For more than 20 years, SportBusiness has been providing the data, information, knowledge and analysis that drive the world`s best-performing sports companies. Home of the Spanish League and also displays overflowing matches of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.