Soccer

SABC wants money after snub

2013-05-08 20:46
SABC (File)
Johannesburg - The SABC will ask a Democratic Republic of Congo TV station to pay for a feed of a previous soccer match, after it was not allowed to televise a recent match in the DRC, the broadcaster said on Wednesday.

The SABC said a deal was brokered with Nyota TV two weeks ago, when Orlando Pirates and TP Mazembe first played each other in South Africa.

The SABC had provided Nyota TV with a feed of that match, while the station agreed to provide the SABC with the feed of the return match between the two on Sunday in the DRC.

"As Nyota TV did not heed this agreement, the SABC feels that it is a matter of principle and they should be held accountable for the costs," acting SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng said in a statement.

"The fact that they did not provide us the feed as agreed had a negative impact as the South African public was robbed of seeing one of our premier soccer clubs representing the country in one of the most prestigious soccer tournaments on the continent".

Earlier on Wednesday SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said not being allowed to televise the soccer match had cost the SABC money, but it would not reveal how much.

The costs of failing to broadcast the game included transport and accommodation of the crew and equipment, and advertising revenue.

Kganyago said it "differ(ed) from one advertiser to the other" whether advertising fees would have to be paid back.

"The engagement between us and our advertisers is confidential and we are not going to put it in the public space," he said.

The match organisers stopped the SABC from televising it, claiming it did not have permission to do so.
Kganyago disputed this.

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