Jordaan: ‘SABCwill still screen Bafana matches’

2014-08-20 00:00

THE SABC understood its obligations and would ensure that it continued to air Bafana Bafana games, SA Football Association president Danny Jordaan said yesterday.

Defending the new R1 billion TV rights deal with Siyaya TV at a sport and recreation parliamentary portfolio committee meeting in Parliament, Jordaan said he believed that the SABC would not renege on its duty to the public.

He was confident that its contract with the SABC, which ends at the end of April next year, would be renewed and that the broadcaster would negotiate to sub-licence the rights from Siyaya, a new pay-TV consortium which expects to go live next year.

Jordaan told the committee that the laws regulating broadcasting compelled pay-TV networks to offer the rights to free-to-air broadcasters. “There is a list of all the sporting events that must be made available to free-to-air broadcasters.”

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