SAFA chief casts doubt on SABC renewal
The South African Football Association (SAFA) has said it will consider a deal with broadcasters other than its incumbent rights-holder, the SABC, when it takes its media rights to market later this year
South Africa’s PSL launches domestic rights tender for 2024-29 cycle
South Africa’s Premier Soccer League has launched an invitation to tender for media rights across sub-Saharan Africa for all of its competitions for the period from 2024-25 to 2028-29.
SABC takes over Telkom’s streaming service
South African public-service broadcaster the SABC has launched an OTT streaming platform by taking over the service operated by telco Telkom
Sports rights costs weigh on SABC’s reduced net loss
South African public-service broadcaster the SABC has reported an improvement in its net loss for the 2021-22 financial year. The SABC stated that its net loss of ZAR201m ($11.08m/€11.4
SABC to sign three-year agreement with Boxing SA
The SABC and Boxing South Africa are set to sign a memorandum of understanding that ensures widespread coverage of the sport on the South African public broadcaster.
SABC Sport head Rathbone to leave and set up media venture
Gary Rathbone is to leave his role as general manager at SABC Sport and set up a new company with a focus on the African sports broadcast landscape, SportBusiness can reveal
SABC nets free-to-air Premier League rights
South African public-service broadcaster the SABC has secured free-to-air rights to the English Premier League for the 2022-23 season, which starts on Friday
SABC, SuperSport land Netball World Cup rights in host country
The SABC, the South African public-service broadcaster, and pay-television broadcaster SuperSport have secured rights to show the 2023 Netball World Cup, which will take place in Cape Town
FIH signs landmark free-to-air deal with SABC
The SABC, the South African public-service broadcaster, has struck a deal with the International Hockey Federation (FIH) to cover the forthcoming Women’s Junior World Cup, which will take place in the S…
SABC blames SuperSport for ‘onerous’ T20 World Cup sublicensing demands
The SABC, the South African public-service broadcaster, has criticised pay-television broadcaster SuperSport for placing too high a price on sublicensing rights for the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup,…
NBA returns to SABC in multi-year deal
The SABC, the South African public-service broadcaster, has acquired free-to-air rights to the National Basketball League in a “multi-year” agreement announced this afternoon.
SABC signs African editorial content deal with APO Group
Communications company APO Group has signed a multi-year agreement with the SABC to provide South Africa’s public-service broadcaster with a range of editorial sports content from across Africa.
SABC finally plans to launch OTT platform next year
The SABC, South Africa’s public-service broadcaster, is set to launch its own video streaming service in 2022, marking its late entry into the over-the-top streaming sector.
SABC secures World Athletics, EFL and Eredivisie rights in wide-ranging Disney deal
The SABC, the South African public broadcaster, has bolstered its SABC Sport channel thanks to a deal with media group Disney that includes rights to World Athletics events, Top Rank boxing, the Dutch…
SABC cites SuperSport restrictions as no deal struck for Springboks-Lions Tests
South African public broadcaster the SABC has said that it will not broadcast the British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa or the national team's home Tests against Georgia "due to rights restrictions…
Tennis South Africa secures exposure boost through SABC deal
Tennis South Africa and the SABC, the South African public broadcaster, have reached a three-year rights deal
SABC signs on as latest Extreme E broadcaster
Extreme E, the new electric off-road racing series, has agreed a rights deal with South African public-service broadcaster SABC