PSL gave SABC what it deserved

Some people might be upset that the SABC has lost its PSL broadcast rights, but it should be a wake-up call for the public broadcaster.

Some people might be upset that the SABC has lost its PSL broadcast rights, but it should be a wake-up call for the public broadcaster.

The SABC was caught with its pants down after years of manipulating the system. It knew about global trends in broadcasting rights, but still took advantage of the situation. It bought broadcasting rights cheaply from the PSL and sold it to other broadcasters for a high price.

Preventing the league from engaging with other broadcasters showed that the SABC was desperate. It also knew that it would not win the bid.

This is a new beginning for our soccer. SuperSport's partnership with the PSL will put the league among the best in the world because the sports channel's vision goes beyond the deal. It looks at the broader picture and will invest in our soccer.

The nation was subjected to selectiveness and bias by SABC commentators and poor service in terms of delaying games. Evening games were dumped for Generations which might have a more viewers, but what is the point of watching a delayed match?

Now the SABC will have to buy games from SuperSport and get a taste of its own medicine.

Singabakho Nxumalo, Johannesburg

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