Botswana Football Association and Department Broadcasting Services Seal Deal


Gaborone — Botswana Football Association (BFA) and Department of Broadcasting Services (DBS) have agreed on a five-year broadcasting deal.
The agreement would see Botswana Television (Btv) broadcasting be Mobile Premiership matches for five years. The duo signed the deal in Gaborone on Wednesday (August 5). For the 2015/16 season, he said, Btv would pay P8 million as broadcast rights. The previous contract was worth P5 million per season. He said the income from broadcast rights would assist in improving clubs' revenue streams.

Deputy Permanent Secretary responsible for information and broadcasting services, Mogomotsi Kaboeamodimo, said broadcasting matches would help grow Botswana football. BFA president, Tebogo Sebego said the association was satisfied with terms of the agreement. "It was important to conclude this agreement so that Botswana could watch premier league matches from their national television station," he said. The league's chief executive officer, Bennett Mamelodi said the agreement entitled Btv to broadcast 71 live games every season. The station would also air Mascom Top Eight matches.

Source: Daily News 6th August 2015