LIVE

    SuperSport waives radio broadcast rights fees for SABC

    2018-02-14 13:01

    Cape Town - Key discussions between SA Rugby and SuperSport have resulted in SuperSport agreeing to waive radio broadcast rights fees for Super Rugby for the SABC.

    This follows the national broadcaster’s statement that it has financial challenges regarding the rights of Super Rugby and is unlikely to produce live radio broadcasts of the tournament.

    Mark Alexander, president of SA Rugby, emphasised that radio plays a critical role in informing rugby followers and duly asked for SuperSport’s support in this regard.

    “Frankly, it wasn’t a difficult discussion,” said Gideon Khobane, CEO of SuperSport.

    “We know and understand the realities of South Africa. Once Mr Alexander asked, we were happy to come to an arrangement.”

    Alexander said: “On behalf of all our rugby followers and SA Rugby, I’d like to thank SuperSport for this significant gesture.

    “They have worked with us and the SABC to find a solution to keep rugby on the radio airwaves and the waiving of the rights fee to which they are entitled is a significant step in that process.

    “The fear that rugby commentary might no longer be a feature of our listening experience is a very real and a very worrying one and I’d like to commend SuperSport for the leadership they have shown in this matter.

    “I trust that the SABC will now be able to reassure listeners that rugby commentary on Super Rugby, Currie Cup and Springbok Test matches will be a feature of their 2018 schedules.”

    Read News24’s Comments Policy


    Results

    06 July 2019
    29 June 2019
    22 June 2019
    21 June 2019
    15 June 2019
    14 June 2019
    08 June 2019
    07 June 2019
    01 June 2019
    31 May 2019
    25 May 2019
    24 May 2019
    18 May 2019
    17 May 2019
    12 May 2019
    11 May 2019
    10 May 2019
    04 May 2019
    03 May 2019
    27 April 2019
    26 April 2019
    20 April 2019
    19 April 2019
    13 April 2019
    12 April 2019
    06 April 2019
    05 April 2019
    30 March 2019
    29 March 2019
    24 March 2019
    23 March 2019
    22 March 2019
    16 March 2019
    15 March 2019
    09 March 2019
    08 March 2019
    02 March 2019
    01 March 2019
    23 February 2019
    22 February 2019
    16 February 2019
    15 February 2019

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts
    • Jaguares (Q)
    • Bulls (wc)
    • Sharks (wc)
    • Lions (wc)
    • Stormers

    Opinion Poll

    How will the Springboks fare at this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan?

    Can you name the top Super Rugby tryscorers of all-time?

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.