MEDIA STATEMENT | SABC SPORT DELIVERS ANOTHER FOOTBALL SPECTACLE THROUGH A NEW SEASON OF THE BUNDESLIGA

 

Johannesburg – Friday, 13 August 2021- The South African Broadcasting’s (SABC) Sport division SABC Sport, will today at 20h30 broadcast the first match of the new season of Bundesliga on SABC Sport Channel 124 on Openview platform, SABC DTT and via TelkomONE.

The new season kicks off on a high note featuring an opening match between the reigning Bundesliga Champions FC Bayern München against Borussia Mönchengladbach at the Borussia-Park in Mönchengladbach. SABC Sport viewers will be treated to a live studio build-up with Sizwe Mbebe as an anchor and Delron Buckley and Thabiso Mosia as analysts.

SABC Sport acquired the FTA rights for two seasons last year, broadcasting live weekly matches on SABC’s television channel, S3, SABC Sport Channel 124 on Openview platform, SABC DTT and via TelkomONE. The 2021/22 season will feature two live Bundesliga broadcasts, following an additional weekly live match being offered by DFL. This is in line with SABC Sport’s commitment to ensure that more sport content is delivered to the millions of South African sport lovers.

SABC Sport General Manager, Mr. Gary Rathbone stated that “We are really looking forward to another great Bundesliga season on the SABC, especially the fact that we will now be offering two live games every match weekend. And with so many changes in terms of managers, and players moving around, I think we’re in for a thrilling race for the title this season, Bayern facing tough competition from a revitalized Borussia Dortmund while Frankfurt is looking to build on their achievements of last season. It promises to be a great season”

The following is the schedule for upcoming matches until the end of September 2021:

DAY DATE TIME CH FIXTURE VENUE
Fri 13-Aug 20h30 SABC Sport Channel Borussia Monchengladbach Bayern Munich Monchengladbach
Sun 15-Aug 17h30 SABC Sport Channel FC Koln Hertha Berlin Koln
Sat 21-Aug 15h30 SABC 3 SC Freiburg Borussia Dortmund Freiburg
Sun 22-Aug 17h30 SABC Sport Channel FC Bayern Munich FC Koln Munich
Sat 28-Aug 15h30 SABC 3 Augsburg Beyer Leverkusen Augsburg
Sun 29-Aug 17h30 SABC Sport Channel Wolfsburg RB Leipzig Wolfsburg
Sat 11-Sep 18h30 SABC 3 RB Leipzig Bayern Munich Leipzig
Sun 12-Sep 17h30 SABC Sport Channel Bochum Hertha Berlin Bochum
Sat 18-Sep 15h30 SABC 3 Mainz SC Freiburg Mainz
Sun 19-Sep 17h30 SABC Sport Channel Borussia Dortmund Union Berlin Dortmund
Sat 25-Sep 15h30 SABC 3 RB Leipzig Hertha Berlin Leipzig
Sun 26-Sep 17h30 SABC Sport Channel Freiburg Augsburg Freiburg

 

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The Corporation is committed to bringing more sport spectacle events to its audiences.

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Issued By:                           Group Communications

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