Bok matches live on radio
The remaining two rugby Tests between South Africa and England will be broadcast live on radio, the SABC announced on Wednesday.
In a joint statement with rights holder SuperSport, however, the SA Broadcasting Corporation confirmed it would not show the matches on television.
“The SABC has decided, as a principle, that for the events that it has rights to (such as in respect of Bafana Bafana) it will broadcast on a live basis,” SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng said.
“In the case of rugby, SABC does not hold rights and is therefore not able to broadcast these matches on a live basis.” SuperSport International chief executive Happy Ntshingila said the rights holder had offered to sub-licence the television rights for Springbok games to the SABC.
Ntshingila was nonetheless “pleased that the SABC had acquired radio rights to the Test matches”.