The negotiations were overseen by Minister Nathi Mthethwa and it was confirmed that an agreement had been reached for five years. None of the parties disclosed the costs of the new agreement. PSL President Irvin Khoza said: ”We welcome the intervention of the sports ministers and his willingness to allow a trade agreement with SABC,” he said. The agreement between SuperSport and SABC has a five-year mandate and recognizes the need to preserve the financial viability of the LSP and ensure that SABC fulfills its public service mission to serve the interests of South Africans in sport. ”The agreement between SuperSport and SABC has a five-year period and recognizes the need to ensure the sustainability of the LSP.” PSL President Dr. Irvin Khoza assured the nation at his press conference earlier this week that the agreement signed between the League, SABC and SuperSport would remain unchanged. Madoda Mxakwe, Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of the SABC Group Executive Officer (GCEO), said: ”In keeping with our public service mission, we are pleased to have reached an agreement in the interest of the South African public. Most importantly, this commercially viable agreement meets the objective of a financially viable public service chain. SABC declined to disclose the financial details of its agreement with SuperSport when asked to make a statement and insisted that it was a confidential agreement. Agreement with SABC,” Khoza said in a statement. ”In addition, the agreement will allow SABC to broadcast an additional 20 games, which will be the six Games of the National First Division (NFD), the semi-finals and finals of Telkom TKO, MTN8 and the Nedbank Cup.” There are therefore no restrictions between SABC and PSL and SABC and SuperSport. Is only that people misunderstood what this meant these rights on SuperSport (DStv).
”However, we are not free to discuss the details of the agreement publicly, as this is confidential between the parties,” she told TimesLIVE. This package includes selected cup and league games, as well as the Soweto derby between the Kaizer Chiefs and the Orlando Pirates. ”The SABC will be able to broadcast Premier Soccer League matches on television. The agreement was announced after constructive negotiations between the parties supported by Minister Mthethwa. SuperSport PR Clinton van den Berg explained how PSL broadcasting rights work between pay TV and SABC. So far, the pay-TV operator and SABC have not reached an agreement. Sports MinisterNathi Mthethwa and Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni Abrahams were forced to intervene and arranged a meeting with PSL leader Irvin Khoza, SABC and MultiChoice to break the deadlock. In a statement, Sports and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa, in agreement with the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, welcomed stella Ndabeni-Abrahams to announce that MultiChoices SuperSport has reached a commercial terms agreement with the South African Broadcasting Corporation.