JOHANNESBURG – The SA government on Tuesday met with the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to discuss the broadcasting of Premier Soccer League (PSL) matches.
The SA government were told the SABC was expected to pay SuperSport R280 million for 144 matches per year for a period of five years, and during that period, the SABC would have made revenue of only R9.8 million per year.
The opening weekend was not covered by the national broadcaster, as SuperSport televised selected games.
The meeting on Tuesday, however, was not attended by SuperSport or PSL representatives as both reportedly had ‘prior commitments’.
Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, together with Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa, attended the meeting.