Icasa has explicitly said the acquisition of exclusive rights to sporting events is not unlawful, but these exclusive rights must not prevent or hinder the free-to-air broadcasting of national sporting events.
The South African Broadcasting Corporation has confirmed that it will broadcast the 2019 Rugby World Cup final between the Springboks and England in Yokohama on Saturday.
SuperSport has agreed to waive the Super Rugby, Currie Cup and Springbok radio broadcast rights fees for the SABC. This follows the national broadcaster’s statement that it was unlikely to produce live radio broadcasts of the tournament due to financial challenges. ‘Frankly, it wasn’t a difficult discussion,’ SuperSport chief executive Gideon Khobane said. ‘We know and understand the realities of South… Read more →
SA Rugby president Mark Alexander has implored the SABC to reconsider its decision to scrap radio commentary for Super Rugby and the Currie Cup. CRAIG LEWIS reports. On Wednesday, TimesLIVE revealed that radio presenters and commentators had been informed late last week that SABC radio would not be able to acquire the rights for the two tournaments. It’s a decision that… Read more →