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SABC negotiates for Bafana Bafana TV rights

Posted: 26 August 2011 Time: 1:11 pm

The South African Broadcasting Authority (SABC) reveals to KickOff.com that negotiations for the broadcast rights for the match between Bafana Bafana and Niger on September 4 are "going well". 

A win for Bafana in Niamey will guarantee Pitso Mosimane's boys a place in next year's Africa Cup of Nations tournament to be co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.   In June, the SABC secured the rights to broadcast South Africa's away match to Egypt in the eleventh hour and reportedly had to fork out R5 million.   Later on reports in the same month claimed that the SABC had allowed a Niger national broadcaster to air the game at the Mbombela Stadium – a 2-0 win for Bafana - for free in November last year with a view to some reciprocation for the return leg in Niamey, but CAF has since sold the rights to SportFive and this company has seemingly made life difficult for the SABC.   However, the SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago is confident of the public broadcaster securing the rights "soon".   "We have started negotiations and so far so good. We will then have to finalise soon, but so far it looks promising," he says. 

Article by: Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

Previous comments on this story...

Gerrard wa le khosi
posted: 01:30 pm
That MIDGET behind Mphela doesnt deserve to don bafana jersey number 15 coz it was donned by the legendary Doc Khumalo.May be the MIDGET must don jersey number 35 that Skhosana used to wear.

Anyway,SABC is too generous,next sell ur rights to Supersport so that those egyptian or Niger media will buy expensive rights from Supersport!*wink*
Original All Psl Trophies
posted: 01:36 pm
someone enlighten me please, m just bit clueless in dat part, would SABC make profits for broadcasting the match should they part with R5m, i mean any possibility to recover that money when the game is broadcasted, or they just do it for public benefit.. so dont judge me wrong it takes a brave man to seek knowledge when it lacks.
Anonymous
posted: 01:36 pm
@ justinus. whats ur point.?
Anonymous
posted: 01:37 pm
this is what happens when you appoint former taxi owners into executive positions. Why didn't they sign a memorandum of understanding with parties invollved b4 they allow free broarcast?
Anonymous
posted: 01:40 pm
Ae y cnt dstv buy sabc,s.a.b.c management s weak lyk down kaboyellow mxm. management.
I Hate pier-AIDS
posted: 01:48 pm
SABC is boring, that's y i didn't pay my tv licence 4 the past 5 yrs.BB games need to be negotiated first and after that they don't have money to televise the game.to watch BB games or not to watch kuyafana (DELAYED LIVE GAME) but they call themselves home of soccer
julyj
posted: 01:52 pm
@Handsome Guy SABC makes profit from the advertisement on that day as its a bit expensive for adviertisers to get a slot....remember the whole nation is watching the game on the time & dats where SABC cash in!!
Pitso
posted: 01:52 pm
@h....Guy; I think they will Ntwana. That will source a broadcast sponsor, and advertising spots, pre and post game, will make millions for them.
TTM
posted: 02:04 pm
Handsome Guy: 2011-08-26 13:36
Pitso & july are right. The trick is the sooner they get it the better, because then they have enough time to sell the game to potential advertisers, but if they secure the rights in the last minute there is no time to bring in advertisers, which means they end up with nothing. It is best to secure the rights earlier.
Bullfrog
posted: 02:09 pm
Here comes another BLACK OUT!!
Nipsy
posted: 02:26 pm
Handsome Guy: 2011-08-26 13:36

Once SABC bought the rights the will surely resell them and reproduce the videos of it for anyone who may want to shows the pics of this Video E.g. News, match highlights (by soccer programs), Televising the delayed matches by other Channels. Every broadcaster and other medias will want to have the collection of this video and in SA SABC will be the only brocaster with this the Video. If they are wise the will make 5 times what they paid.
Anonymous
posted: 02:33 pm
Here we go again, LEGALLY BLONDE won't get the rights this time around, anyway its not her fault altogether the FRENCH company and CAF must shoulder part of the blame.
Anonymous
posted: 02:35 pm
Eleventh hour all the time. The Supersport can just take this rights as well. You ask me about the Masses, than I say give it to E-tv for free. The masses are also have that channel and live SABC with their Generation. SABC is run like a Funeral Parlor, they are repeating the same dead show (Sdumo,Emzini Wezinsizwa). They are busy using our money for shows like Jika Majika.

They promise us the sport channel before the WC, when are we going to get that shit?

Anonymous
posted: 02:57 pm
hey wena nematandani en jordan y dnt u sell bafana tv rights to superspot,we are tired of this sabc
Dung Beetle (Scorpion, What happened to the AK47 in Khoza's House?)
posted: 03:10 pm
@H...guy, in 2001 (Ten Years back) I visited the SABC and learnt that a 20 sec adverts go for ~R200K/broadcast. so if sabs managed to air 20 adverts during/before/after the game, they would pocket 4m (10 years back).

Maybe you still recall the concerns raised by the Advertiser in 2006 world cup final between Italy - France, viewers switched from SABC1(SABC's Pathetic soccer analyst the root-cause) to other channels at Half time. The Advertiser claimed they lost their money because the intended market was never reached.

Supersport will make Billions out of PSL Deal.
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Back to the broadcast. An excuse will be somebody stole the cables at airport.
Mfana Wa Style
posted: 03:12 pm
TTM: 2011-08-26 14:04


TTM, did you read the latest KO Magazine where the broadcasting rights issue was covered? i used to think like you before but now i know that its not SABC's fault. CAF sold the rights to a French company which plays dirty tricks with African broadcasting houses. it is reported that this Soprt5(if i'm not mistaken) company would let you wait until the final few days when they know you are desparate to start negotiating. there's another broadcaster that had sent them a request to open negotiations 6 months in advance, but they were kept in the dark until the last day when they demanded R5 000 000, this is too much for many African countries and CAF is the one allowing this to happen.

So next time guys, think about this before you start blaming the SABC. somethings are just out of their control!
Dung Beetle (Scorpion, What happened to the AK47 in Khoza's House?)
posted: 03:22 pm
TTM: 2011-08-26 14:04 [ Report ]

I'm almost certain that Naspers doesnt make more than 30% out of Kickoff Sales, but the bulk of the revenue is out of the advertisers on Kickoff. Although we can argue that the sales broaght the advertisers.
Back - To - Back Trebble Champ Mopheme
posted: 03:22 pm
Mfana Wa Style: 2011-08-26 15:12

Do you know who TTM is? If so how can you ask him if he read the latest Kick-Off magazine edition? Anyway good points, your input is refreshing unlike the crap we read everyday here from people like boAll Nsl Trompies and others from his team..!!!
Anonymous
posted: 03:23 pm
Are wen not gona hear the same thing when the plane which was carrying the equipment couldn't land because of bad weather condition?
If I was Gaddaffi of PSL/SAFA I wouldn't allow these clowns to broadcast any game.

The less said about their cameras the better.
Anonymous
posted: 03:26 pm
James:2011-08-26 15:22


Mfana Wa Style: 2011-08-26 15:12

Do you know who TTM is? If so how can you ask him if he read the latest Kick-Off magazine edition?
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hehehehehe! You killed me man.

This Mafikizolo is like that Lorodojerry. All they do is to come here expose their literacy and claim to be mr I know it all.

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