MEDIA STATEMENT | SPRINGBOK INBOUND TEST MATCHES AGAINST IRELAND WILL NO LONGER BE BROADCAST ON SABC 2

Johannesburg – Friday, 5 July 2024 – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) regrets that it will no longer be able to broadcast the Springbok Inbound Test matches against Ireland on Saturday, the 6th and Saturday the 13th of July 2024, as previously communicated.

 

This decision follows the recent urgent litigation at the Competition Appeal Court over the broadcast rights to the Test matches which necessitated the SABC to review its decision to continue with the sub-license Agreement concluded with Multichoice.

 

The SABC remains committed to broadcasting sports of national interest and to this end, the following SABC’s African Language Stations (Motsweding FM, Lesedi FM, Thobela FM, Ukhozi FM, Umhlobo Wenene FM, Ligwalagwala FM, Ikwekwezi FM, Munghana Lonene FM, Phalaphala FM, RSG) and Radio 2000 will be broadcasting all the six Inbound Springbok matches. The kick off time for the match tomorrow is 17h00.

 

The SABC will always strive to achieve its sports broadcast mandate without compromising its commercial objectives.

 

 

ENDS

 

Issued By: Group Communications

Media Enquiries: Mmoni Seapolelo (Acting Group Executive: Corporate Affairs & Marketing)

Seapolelomv@sabc.co.za | T. 011 714 3057 | C. 073 688 1590