Durban - With the countdown to the Rugby World Cup officially underway, those without DSTV subscriptions may not be able to watch the coveted tournament in the comfort of their own homes.
This comes after the SABC announced that they would not be airing any matches on their channels.
According to spokesperson for the South African Broadcasting Corporation, Vuyo Mthembu, the SABC was unable to reach a sublicense agreement with SuperSport for the television broadcast of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
She said the cost of the rights fees would not have been commercially viable for the SABC.
"The public broadcaster endeavours to broadcast sports of national interest, as well as national teams of the respective sporting codes, in fulfilling its public mandate. However, the cost of these particular rights fees would not have been commercially viable and there would not have been a return on investment for the organisation," she said.