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."
? @premierleague ?#SABCSport has acquired broadcast rights for the #PremierLeague! #SABCSportFootball pic.twitter.com/7gZOLSbWj4— SABC Sport (@SABC_Sport) August 1, 2022
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.