Monday, 01 August 2022 22:30

SABC secure broadcast rights for the English Premier League.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) have confirmed they will broadcast a selection of English Premier League games in the 2022/23.

The new campaign gets underway on Friday, but SABC will be broadcasting from Saturday, 6 August.

Head of SABC Sport Gary Rathbone confirmed on Monday that "The English Premier League is going to back on the SABC."

This is not for the first the SABC acquired the rights, the financial woes at the public broadcaster made it difficult for them to retain the broadcast rights to the European league's matches on their SABC 3 channel.

Open View which falls under eMedia Holdings‚ who are the owners of e.tv and eNCA‚ then acquired to broadcast the Premier League on their newly established News & Sports channel.

Premier League opening weekend's fixtures:

Friday, 4 August:

Crystal Palace v Arsenal

Saturday, 6 August

Fulham v Liverpool

Bournemouth v Aston Villa

Leeds United v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Leicester City v Brentford

Newcastle United v Nottingham Forrest

Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton

Everton v Chelsea

Sunday, 7 August

Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion

West Ham United v Manchester City.