SuperSport

  • Super Sport To Broadcast PRO14

    South African broadcaster, SuperSport has joined the PRO14 roster of the broadcasting partners with a deal to cover a range of live matches in the re-designed tournament which now boasts participation by the Kings and Currie Cup champions the Cheetahs. "This is an exciting property that offers an entirely new flavour," said Gideon Khobane, CEO of SuperSport last week. "There's a particular intrigue in northern hemisphere rugby and to be part of this pioneering change presents an array of possibi...

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  • Western Province Commercial Arm Fails

    In a clear indication of the difficult economic climate for rugby union in South Africa, Western Province Rugby (Pty) Limited, the commercial arm of the South African province’s governing body, was placed into final liquidation by the Western Cape High Court earlier this week. The allegations levelled against Western Province by Aerios (Pty) Limited, a commercial partner to the company likely to suffer considerable loss, were found to have no merit and its opposition to the liquidation was...

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  • Premiership Rugby To Be Broadcast In China

    ... Premiership Rugby’s global media rights in a five-year deal from 2016-17 onwards. Global broadcasters of Aviva Premiership Rugby, the world’s leading club rugby union competition, include Fox Sports in Australia, NBC Sports in USA, SFR Sport in France, SuperSport in South Africa, Kwese Sports in sub-Saharan Africa, Sky in New Zealand, Rogers in Canada and Fox Sports in Netherlands. Dominic Hayes, commercial director at Premiership Rugby: “This is a very significant day in the history of P...

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  • Premiership Rugby Extends TV Reach In Africa

    ... markets outside the UK & Ireland and the USA. The African deals include: The first time AP has had three different broadcasters in sub-Sahara Africa; Two new broadcasters in Africa - Ma Chaine Sport and Kwese Sports - alongside long-time broadcaster SuperSport. Premiership Rugby's commercial director, Dominic Hayes, said: "Aviva Premiership Rugby has never been a more attractive proposition to broadcasters all over the world. We have just enjoyed a compelling year, with Saracens achieving...

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  • ITV Renews Premiership Rugby Highlights Deal

    ... will be available for people to watch in more than 100 million households worldwide after a number of global broadcast deals have been struck to add to the agreement with BT Sport in the UK and Ireland. Contracts have been signed with ESPN in the USA, SuperSport in South Africa, OSN in the Middle East, ESPN Sur in South America and Sky in New Zealand, as well as Fox Sports in Australia, and Dominic Hayes thinks the competition will be a big success. "The World Club 7s has really captured the...

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  • U20 Championship To Get Major Exposure

    ... Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Island, Navassa Island, Serranilla Bank, Wake Island  NBC Universal  Argentina, Bolvia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru,Ecudor,Colombia, Venezuela ESPN Sur  Sub Saharan Africa including South Africa SuperSport New Zealand  Sky New Zealand  Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen, Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritre...

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  • Kings And Cheetahs About To Look North?

    ... first competed in Super Rugby in 2016. The travel logistics won’t be anything new, but the reason for cutting the sides in the first place was plummeting TV viewers and sponsorship revenue to match. According to South African research firm Rapport, SuperSport’s South African viewership of Super Rugby games dramatically decreased in 2016. At that point, viewership figures had decreased by 3.8 million viewers compared to the same stage four years previously. TV viewership also decreased in Au...

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  • PRO12 Expansion. Is It The Least Worst Option?

    ... to their English and French cousins. It all comes down to audience size, which translates into rights fees and the numbers are not pretty if your market is far smaller than those around you. So although the extra £6M the SA sides bring with them from SuperSport, as a form of dowry, is more than welcome; anyone who thinks this a long term solution really hasn’t been paying attention. It will still leave most Pro 12/14 teams well below their Top 14 or Aviva Premiership counterparts in terms of...

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