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Volume 10 No. 25
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SuperSport Acquires Media Rights For The South African National Football Team

South African sports broadcaster SuperSport has acquired the TV, mobile and Internet rights from the South African FA for the countries national football team, according to INDIAN TELEVISION. SuperSport "has acquired exclusive pay transmission rights in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa." It will broadcast all home and away "friendly" matches in which the South African national team participates during '13. The agreement also includes pay-TV rights to other Bafana Bafana matches over which SAFA has jurisdiction, Banyana Banyana fixtures, men's and women's national age-group teams and other SAFA content, including development and grassroots football. The deal commences with the Bafana Bafana Afcon warm-up fixtures to be played against Norway in Cape Town and Algeria in Orlando on Tuesday and Saturday, respectively (INDIAN TELEVISION, 1/5).