England in SA

SABC confirms TV blackout

2012-06-13 22:00
SABC (File)

Johannesburg - The remaining two Tests between South Africa and England will be broadcast live on radio, the SABC announced on Wednesday.

In a joint statement with rights holder SuperSport, however, the SA Broadcasting Corporation confirmed it would not show the matches on television.

"The SABC has decided, as a principle, that for the events that it has rights to (such as in respect of Bafana Bafana) it will broadcast on a live basis," SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng said.

"In the case of rugby, SABC does not hold rights and is therefore not able to broadcast these matches on a live basis."

SuperSport International chief executive Happy Ntshingila said the rights holder had offered to sub-licence the television rights for Springbok games to the SABC.

Ntshingila was nonetheless "pleased that the SABC had acquired radio rights to the Test matches".

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