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SuperSport pay R2 billion for PSL rights

Posted: 19 August 2011 Time: 13:17

The Premier Soccer League and broadcasting giant SuperSport International have agreed a new five-year television rights deal worth “well over” R2 billion. 

The League's chairman Dr. Irvin Khoza made the announcement earlier today at the PSL offices in Parktown, Johannesburg. The deal will take effect at the beginning of the 2012/13 season.   The previous television rights deal, signed in 2007, was worth R1.6 billion.   The tender had been sent out for relevant broadcasters to bid, but spokesperson of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Kaizer Kganyago, was reportedly quoted saying the SABC didn't have the financial power to fork out R1.6 billion for the rights let alone the R2 billion SuperSport International have parted with now.   SuperSport also have mobile and internet rights.  

Previous comments on this story...

Dung Beetle (Scorpion, What happened to the AK47 in Khoza's House?)
posted: 01:31 pm
Generations is making lot of money for sabc than psl
posted: 01:32 pm
now we have 2 buy decoders 2 make sure we catch the best league action in SA. At least now we will be able 2 watch games over the internet & our phones & HD TV sets which is quite nice 2 watch & not forgetting the world class commentary.
posted: 01:34 pm
Let is stay on Supersport cause the SABC has 2 get it's signal right move from analogue 2 digital.
posted: 01:34 pm
I've never seen such a weak public broadcaster like our SABC. All they know is to broadcast useless soapies, they have countles soapies in their channels (zone14 included). I tried to wait for the last DSTV deal withh PSL to expire, thinking SABC will stand up and buy some broadcasting rights. i guess i will now have to get my DSTV compact.....minister of sports must intervene now...
Jam Jam
posted: 01:37 pm
WOW..Supersports won rights against SABC!!!
This is another element that will contribute to financial downfall for poor soccer lovers who will be forced to pay DSTV satelite dish and monthly subscriptions to watch the soccer games.

posted: 01:38 pm
we do not have money to pay montly for watching tv.sabc must move swiftly before it is too late
Thuso Ntlhane
posted: 01:40 pm
WelLdone supersport.....
posted: 01:40 pm
Where would soccer be without the Iron Duke and this means more money for the psl players.No need for our players to go overseas because you can be a millionair playing locally.Keep up the good work Iron Duke very soon our league will be ranked third in the world.
posted: 01:40 pm
Thank you Supersport and DSTV.We're LIVE on S4.Diski live

Quality presenters and commentary unlike abo Tafeta sdididi kekana
Gerrard wa le khosi
posted: 01:41 pm
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm........2 billion?I hope Motsepe will in few years to come want to buy psl rights.motsepe buys anything that has value but worthless like sunkops!

SABC has promised that it will hv more than 5 channels next year and 1 channel will be for sport.Now i understand why i once told people that White people are creative and innovative(SUpersport with multi sport channels) while blck people r copy cats(they r now contemplating of making more than 5 channels with 1 channel for sport,which is something they cud hv done 8 years ago).


posted: 01:41 pm
SABC should focus on what they do best " Generations and The bold and the Beautiful" and leave the rest to the best. Baba Mthethwa should be given a role at Supersport like Carol.
posted: 01:42 pm
Hey thinx are tough nw at Sabc maybe BaBA mthemthwa and Desh Baktwer must join umkhumbi onethezekayo (Supersport ) 2 continuae give us gud commentetors and analysis of the game
posted: 01:42 pm
i see people complaining about the payments of having a dish. but the thing is, as a soocer lover, i cannot watch only four psl games a week. for instance, many games will be played on wednesdays and we all know that none of those games will be televised, so i think it better that supersport has the rights.
posted: 01:44 pm
Best news of the day. With Supersport you pay and you get your money's worth. SABC is not even worth the R200/year tvlic that we're paying. No live football during the week. Even ETV can do 10 times better with just 1 channel.
Swona Champ!
posted: 01:45 pm
supersport mean business!
posted: 01:48 pm
i think its gud for our sport,wat about bafana bafana games?
tentemandani was up bra?tell us
I Hate pier-AIDS
posted: 01:49 pm
so SABC they still gonna call it "HOME OF SOCCER"
posted: 01:51 pm
SABC only has one channel for soccer so what will happen when 5 matches are playing at the same time, no symphathy to SABC they should pick up their socks, run the company professionally and beat DSTV. Only SAFA can use SABC becos they have few teams not playing at the same time. Good work Mr. Toothless I must say.
posted: 01:52 pm
I thought it would be difficult this time ,but alas, it is even much easier. Well done SuperSports, you have provided us good quality entertainment before and i know its going to be even better.
posted: 01:54 pm
shame SABC....
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