The English Premier League and Multichoice SuperSport have agreed to renew their broadcasting agreement, which now gives the PayTV company the rights to continue showing Premier League matches until 2025.
The broadcasting rights have been confirmed to extend across Sub-Saharan Africa (including South Africa) and cut across all languages and via all the available distribution platforms.
A Multichoice statement said that “SuperSport International is pleased to announce the renewal of its broadcast relationship with the Premier League in a deal for a further three seasons, ensuring that SuperSport will be an official broadcaster until 2025.
Commenting of the EPL rights renewal, Calvo Mawela, the chief executive of Multichoice Group, said: “We have been a proud partner of the Premier League since its inception. The Premier League stirs the passions of the many football followers throughout Africa every week, consistently delivering competitive fixtures and unpredictable results, and we are pleased to continue to provide this world-class content to our subscribers”.
The Premier League Director of Broadcasting, Paul Molnar, commenting said that: “The Premier League is delighted to renew its long-standing partnership with SuperSport for media rights in Sub-Saharan Africa for a further three seasons. This renewal is testament to the outstanding content and production offering that SuperSport has consistently delivered to bring Premier League action to passionate fans in the region. We are looking forward to continuing to work with SuperSport and MultiChoice in the years ahead.”