SABC Secured Broadcast Rights To German Bundesliga Games
The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has announced a rights agreement with Bundesliga International that will enable it to broadcast, on the free-to-air basis, Bundesliga games for the 2020 - 2022 seasons.
The broadcast agreement means that SABC Sports will show 34 matches per season, including one live game per week and a Bundesliga weekly preview show as well as the Bundesliga highlights.
According to Gary Rathbone, SABC Sports general manager "a significant amount of effort that has gone into making this deal happen, and we, as the SABC, are delighted to partner with the Bundesliga in bringing football from one of the world's best leagues to viewers across the country.
"SABC Sport is well on its way to delivering a diversified sport offering to South African sports fans. We understand the different needs of our audiences and commercial partners, and aims to bring more great sports content into their homes and onto their digital devices".
Bundesliga's chief executive officer, Robert Klein, said that "With the SABC we have secured the premium free-to-air broadcaster in South Africa to screen the Bundesliga over the next two seasons. We are very excited to partner with the SABC to bring Germany's top league to South Africa's vibrant, passionate community of football fans."