South Africa: Supersport, UEFA Renew Pay-TV Rights


SuperSport, announced Thursday, 19 June 2008 that it had signed a deal for the exclusive pay-TV rights in sub-Saharan Africa for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup from 2009 - 2012. The latest agreement means football fans will be treated to the best of European club action until 2012.

The three-year deal means the action from both competitions will be broadcast on SuperSport 3, 5, 6 and 7 on DStv, with as many as four UEFA Champions League matches broadcast live on both Tuesdays and Wednesdays and UEFA Cup matches on Thursdays. The agreement includes the semi-finals and finals of both competitions.

SuperSport has the rights to broadcast 146 live UEFA Champions League matches and 205 UEFA Cup matches, which includes the UEFA Super Cup.

SuperSport offers subscribers a plethora of live football action. with coverage from many of the world's leading leagues, including Spanish La Liga, English Premiership, Portuguese League and many of the African leagues, including Angola, Kenya, Zambia and Nigeria.

Also, the football offering includes numerous internationals, including friendlies, qualifiers for the various contintental competitions and World Cup qualifiers. This weekend's World Cup qualifier is the Nigeria-Equatorial Guinea clash from Abuja at 4.45pm CAT on SuperSport 3.