SuperSport concludes SA football deal
By: David Davies
Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 5:45 am

Under the terms of the new arrangement with the SA Football Association, SuperSport will broadcast all home and away ‘friendly’ matches in which Bafana Bafana participates during 2013.

SuperSport has acquired exclusive pay transmission rights in South Africa, while its rights in the rest of sub-Saharan Africa and the adjacent islands are exclusive.

The World of Champions will broadcast content via all broadcast technologies, including television, internet and mobile.

The agreement also includes pay broadcast rights to other Bafana Bafana matches that Safa has jurisdiction over, as well as Banyana Banyana fixtures, men’s and women’s national age-group teams and other Safa content, including development and grassroots football.

The deal commences with the Bafana Bafana Afcon warm-up fixtures to be played against Norway in Cape Town and Algeria in Orlando on 8 and 12 January, respectively.

Happy Ntshingila, CEO of SuperSport, commented: “The World of Champions is very pleased to add Safa’s content to our wide array of football and other sport. This is an extremely significant year for Bafana Bafana and we are proud that our subscribers will be able to support our national team through our exclusively live and high-definition broadcasts.”

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