Exclusive | The SABC has accused SuperSport, SA Rugby and the Premier Soccer League of anticompetitive and exclusionary behaviour.
Google and MultiChoice-owned SuperSport have flagged an interest in bidding for the broadcast rights of the Indian Premier League, sources said.
MultiChoice Group CEO Calvo Mawela confirmed on Thursday that the broadcaster is conducting research into offering smaller channel bundles.
The SABC has concluded a distribution agreement with Walt Disney Co that will allow it to broadcast local and international live sporting events, news programming and a library of sporting content from ESPN.
MultiChoice Group-owned Internet streaming provider Showmax is upping the ante in the streaming wars, offering access to all matches of the English Premier League, La Liga and Serie A.
The SABC will be able to broadcast the CAF Champions League final on Saturday after politicians intervened and asked MultiChoice Group to sub-license the rights to the public broadcaster.
The SABC has slammed an exclusive deal between the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and MultiChoice Group that means this weekend’s CAF Champions League final will only be available to pay-television subscribers.
The SABC has hit out at MultiChoice – and its SuperSport subsidiary – for imposing conditions not acceptable to the public broadcaster for the upcoming British and Irish Lions tour.
South Africa’s largest broadcaster, JSE-listed MultiChoice Group, said on Friday it expects full-year trading profit to jump by as much as 30% and by as much as 45% on an “organic” basis.
MultiChoice Group subsidiary SuperSport has secured the broadcasting rights for the Premier League for a further three seasons, meaning the JSE-listed pay-television operator has extended the relationship to 2025.