SuperSport International announced Tuesday it had renewed its broadcast relationship with the Premier League, extending it till 2025.
This implies three more seasons of broadcasting arguably the best sporting league in the world in the whole of Sub-Saharan Africa in all languages and through all distribution platforms, including television, internet and mobile.
“These are challenging times for everyone, so to secure these rights is most gratifying. We have been a proud partner of the Premier League since its inception,” said Calvo Mawela, MultiChoice Group Chief Executive.
“The Premier League stirs the passions of the many football followers throughout Africa on a weekly basis, consistently delivering competitive fixtures and unpredictable results. We are pleased to continue to provide this world-class content to our subscribers.”
Basing on current results, this season’s title race looks to be wide open and a surprise championship win for teams such as Tottenham Hotspur or Leicester City is not far-fetched.
In addition, the likes of Aston Villa, Everton and Southampton have stepped up their games, Chelsea are looking ominous – especially now that Moroccan Hakim Ziyech is up and running – while it’s only a matter of time before the quality in the squads of Manchester United and Arsenal shines through.
Paul Molnar, Premier League Director of Broadcasting, said: “The Premier League is delighted to renew its long-standing partnership with SuperSport for media rights in Sub-Saharan Africa for a further three seasons.
"This renewal is testament to the outstanding content and production offering that SuperSport has consistently delivered to bring Premier League action to passionate fans in the region. We are looking forward to continuing to work with SuperSport and MultiChoice in the years ahead.”
Viewers on DStv and GOtv will be able to watch all their favourite stars from the African continent dominating Premier League pitches across England.