Botswana: PLC Negotiates Broadcasting Deal With Btv

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The Premier League Committee (PLC) secretary, Setete Phuthego said last week that they are negotiating with the state-owned Botswana Television (Btv) to broadcast the Mascom Premier League games.

He said they will make an announcement as soon as the negotiations are complete. A spokesman in the government department of broadcasting services, Simon Seisa said last week that they hope the negotiations bear fruit because the prospect of failure has not crossed his mind. This is good news for soccer lovers around the country after fears that they will never watch the local league on television this season. Btv has not televised any Premier League since the start of the season.

Instead it has been airing English Premier League games and local soccer lovers have been wondering whether they will be able to watch any of the Mascom Premier League games this season.

(Mmegi/The Reporter (Gaborone), 25 October 2007)