Stakeholders including government departments have reached some agreement on the impasse of the SABC’s blacking out of Premier Soccer League (PSL) matches.
Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa and his Communications counterpart, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, met with PSL chairperson Irvin Khoza, the SABC and Multi-Choice in Cape Town on Thursday night.
Minister @NathiMthethwaSA ‘s Stakeholder engagement with the @OfficialPSL @MultiChoice @SABC is underway. This meeting is a culmination of engagements by Min Mthethwa & Communications Minister @Stellarated to find solution for #PSLBlackout on SABC platforms. @SPORTandREC_RSA pic.twitter.com/bAfmVppAPo
— Department of Arts & Culture (@ArtsCultureSA) 22 August 2019
A joint statement was issued in which the parties announced that they had found each other but would give details later on Friday.
No PSL soccer matches have been shown since the beginning of the season this month. This after the SABC was expected to pay Supersport R280-million for 144 matches per year for a period of five years.
The SABC says it does not have the money.
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