MultiChoice is delighted to have acquired broadcast rights to the historic TotalEnergies CAF Champions League final, to be played in Casablanca on Saturday, following an agreement with CAF.
MultiChoice has however noted, with disappointment the media statement issued by the SABC earlier today in respect of this fixture including disparaging and factually incorrect remarks made regarding MultiChoice and the rights it acquired.
Having regard to the very sad circumstances which have played out in the country during the past week and the need for the upliftment of the public in these difficult times, the Ministers of Sport, Arts and Recreation and of Communications have been in contact with MultiChoice requesting an intervention in order that the match be made available to the public on a free to air basis.
Given this intervention, MultiChoice has approached CAF, which has now kindly authorised SuperSport to sub-licence rights to the SABC.
MultiChoice is most grateful to the Honourable Ministers for their facilitation and to CAF for their understanding of the situation prevailing in our beloved country.
SuperSport has accordingly sub- licensed rights to this fixture to the SABC on mutually agreed commercial terms.