SABC and PSL seal new deal

2012-11-19 14:08

Johannesburg - The national public broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) have announced a new agreement between the two parties.

It was announced on Monday at SABC’s Radio Park Building in Johannesburg that the SABC will have the radio rights to all major announcements involving the PSL. The agreement was signed at the SABC Boardroom where PSL chairperson Irvin Khoza, SABC acting CEO, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, and vice chairman of the SABC Board of Directors, Thami ka Plaatjie, were present.

"The agreement we make today is turning events around where all major announcements by the PSL will be done by SABC. We will invite all journalists to come here and hear whatever is happening first hand.

“We want to bring back our audience who we may have lost through reasons that many of us may be aware of. So this is a major understanding between us and PSL. Whether they are announcing the movement of players or any major event or announcement in the PSL, it will be done by SABC," ka Plaatjie said.

The acting CEO, Motsoeneng, added that they will be fighting for the TV rights in the near future.  "We want to give our viewers out there the chance to get everything concerning football first hand,” he said.

Soccer Laduma

  • Shaun - 2012-11-19 14:25

    i wish they had it on a few channels in different languages.i love watching us play and always hope we can do better but i only know english and they talk other languages and i like to hear the commentary.

      sheamus.drager - 2012-11-19 14:54 miss read the article. It doesn't say that the SABC will have any games, only annoucements. Pretty much par for the SABC, all talk and no action.

      dhirshan.gobind - 2012-11-19 15:31

      "radio rights to all major announcements involving the PSL" lmao who cares? Why are billions spent on TV rights though for weak local football when our top sports like rugby and cricket take a backseat? Also, some decent English commentary please!

  • Jeremy - 2012-11-19 14:52

    What amazes me is, despite wanting sole rights to PSL soccer, the SABC often doesn't broadcast the matches live, because of the inflexibility of its broadcast schedules. Isn't it time the SABC had a dedicated sports/events channel? And, asa Deicide suggests, a second and third language facility so that we can watch matches with uninterrupted English commentary?

      tokollo.moeletsi - 2012-11-20 08:51

      ... Jeremy the how will the SABC develop a dedicated sports channel if they struggle to differentiate between the meaning of a sports channel and a sports program.....

  • theMichaelHawthorne - 2012-11-19 14:55


  • riaan.vanderwesthuizen.79 - 2012-11-19 15:01

    In the age of internet and HD we're moving back to radio ?

  • mmoledis - 2012-11-19 16:03

    That is the right step and direction taken by SABC,it seems under this new management South African citizens at the end will taste some thing good forever, really that is a step towrds victory for the broadcasting in this country, as said then next time tv rights will too be in the hands of SABC and citizens enjoy all the good of soccer. Again, I urge SABC to form a paying channel too especially for soccer and other sports in this country and only leave SABC1,2 and 3 to be one not paid by citizens.

  • litha.kutta.7 - 2012-11-19 16:40

    Poor people want to watch soccer matches on TV but not get news annnouncement, what a joke by SABC. Stupid rejoicing, Soccerladuma will announce news way before SABC thinks of it. Imagine If the news is about a player from the compound or homestead, they won't dare make the announcement. Imagine if the SABC need to make the following announcement: Siyabonga "Zumizingane aka Zum dollar " Zuma who comes from one of the compound in Nkandlastead Palace, has now been signed by Orlando Pirates for his ability and talent to play around and he is also a a nephew of our honourable President Gezeyihlekisa Nxamalala Jacob Zuma and an uncle of the daughter of the 6th 1st Lady Sonono " Khoza" Zuma, thus he is also the in-law of Irvin Khoza. Happy days at SABC as the leaders in soccer announcement.

  • matvee111 - 2012-11-19 18:57

    so if don't have DSTV there's SABC RADIO,where you can listen to the action...SAD...

  • james.s.bishop.7 - 2012-11-20 20:20


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