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The SABC and rights to live BB games: Yes? No?

NEWSWATCH: Does the SABC have the rights to broadcast Bafana Bafana games live? The national broadcaster says it does, despite media reports to the contrary.
The SABC maintains it still holds the rights to broadcast Bafana Bafana games live.

For more:

  • Times Live: Bafana TV rights are ours: SABC... According to COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng, reports Times Live, the SABC has not lost the rights to broadcast Bafana Bafana games live.

  • ITWeb: SABC disputes Bafana deal... The ITWeb report says, "Reports that a private newcomer has snatched football rights away from the SABC have been thrown into controversy." According to the report, the SABC doesn't know the origin of reports claiming that Siyaya TV has won the rights to air all national football team matches, and the ITWeb also quotes SABC spokesperson Kaiser Kganyago as saying that the national broadcaster doesn't "even know who [Siyaya TV] is."

  • Times Live: SABC can't expect us to pay for its soccer rights mess... Meanwhile in an editorial in yesterday's Times Live the writer says that we should not have to foot the bill for what is termed the SABC's "soccer rights mess", finds it "troubling" that the "SABC has reacted as if Siyaya TV and Safa have committed a crime", and suggests those "running the affairs of SABC need to shape up and stop sleeping on the job."

  • IOL: Judgment reserved in toll secrecy bid... Meanwhile, down in the Western Cape, IOL reports that the Western Cape High Court has reserved judgment on an application by Sanral to prevent the City of Cape Town from filing its papers on the N1/N2 Winelands Toll Highway project in an open court.

    The road agency wants certain details of the proposed toll project to be kept secret. The Democratic Alliance, however, wants to know what the costs of the toll project are, the planned tariffs, the expected revenue and the costs paid to the tolling operator.

  • IOL: Court challenge for TV porn ruling... Up in Joburg, and also still back in Cape Town, the Justice Alliance of SA (Jasa) said yesterday it had "filed papers in the High Court in Cape Town to challenge Icasa's decision to allow three pornographic channels to be broadcast on TV after 8pm," reports IOL.

  • HumanIPO: Maher leaves Mxit, joins Kagiso Media... HumanIPO reports Mxit's Chief Product Officer, Vincent Maher, has left the SA social chat app and been appointed chief innovation officer at Kagiso Media Limited, the company announced.
Narian Chengiah Naidoo
How many of us want to watch a bunch of losers play.
Posted on 6 Aug 2014 16:19