MultiChoice-SABC soccer deal makes for a very fuzzy picture

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MultiChoice-SABC soccer deal makes for a very fuzzy picture

Great for local PSL fans, but the big question is how much the deal was really worth for SuperSport

Mudiwa Gavaza

There has been very little information released about the deal which will see SA’s largest pay TV operator, MultiChoice, team up with the SABC to air Premier Soccer League (PSL) matches for free over the next five years. 

It is unclear how the deal will work but the big question is: how much is it really worth?

SABC viewers have been unable to watch local soccer for some time as the cash-strapped public broadcaster said it could not afford the fees to broadcast games. MultiChoice’s SuperSport has exclusive TV rights for the popular league and sub-licences these to the SABC...

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