Exciting news is in store for South African football enthusiasts as the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) proudly announces its partnership with Gemini Sports Media to bring the world’s most followed football league, The English Premier League, to the nation.
Through this collaboration with the rights holders Infront Sports France, the SABC reinforces its commitment to fulfilling its public service mandate by providing access to sports of national interest for all South African citizens.
Starting from the 2023/2024 season, football fans across the country can gear up for an action-packed experience as the English Premier League kicks off on August 12, 2023. The matches will be broadcast on SABC Sport’s linear TV and digital platforms, ensuring widespread accessibility through www.sabcsport.com and SABC+.
The broadcaster will show a total of 33 matches live on their channels.
SABC Sport will be the primary broadcast platform for the live presentation of matches, while SABC 3, www.sabcsport.com, and SABC+ will simultaneously carry the games live. This strategic approach aligns with SABC Sport’s mission of making the world’s greatest football league available to a diverse range of audiences.
As fans eagerly await each match, the SABC Sport team will provide an immersive experience with live studio build-ups, match previews, and the latest team and player news. Anchors and top analysts will take the helm, offering insightful commentary and analysis, ensuring that viewers are informed and engaged throughout the season, both on TV and digital platforms.
As the countdown to the 2023/2024 season begins, anticipation builds among South African football enthusiasts. With the SABC’s dedicated efforts and Gemini Sport Media’s support, the English Premier League will find a new home in South Africa, uniting fans from all walks of life in the celebration of the beautiful game. This monumental partnership promises a thrilling journey for football fans, as they gear up to witness the world’s finest teams and players in action, right from the comfort of their homes.