The Premier Soccer League has announced that it has reached an agreement with SuperSport regarding a new deal.
According to the PSL, SuperSport are the winners of several bids that were looking to clinch broadcast deals with the league.
The PSL has issued a statement confirming their continued relationship with SuperSport.
“PSL is delighted to continue its special relationship which has existed over a 10 year period and has seen the Premier Soccer League grow into a world-class product. We feel the relationship has resulted in tangible benefits for the Premier Soccer League, its clubs, players and South African football generally,” the PSL’s chairman Dr Irvin Khoza has been quoted as saying.
The league further stated, “Under the terms of the arrangement PSL matches will continue to be covered on a free to air basis, acknowledging the requirements of its fans throughout South Africa.”
Earlier this year, the PSL and SuperSport celebrated their 10-year anniversary. The relationship between the PSL and SuperSport began in 2007.
It started with a reported R1.6 billion broadcast deal over five years. In 2011, a R2 billion deal was reportedly agreed to between the parties.
While there has been no official confirmation on the latest deal, it is believed to be a multimillion-rand agreement.