South African Broadcasting Corporation scores Euro goal

South African Broadcasting Corporation scores Euro goal
South Africa’s state broadcaster the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has announced the acquisition of the local TV and radio rights for Uefa Euro 2016.

SABC will broadcast 12 matches from the international soccer tournament, which will bring together the best 24 national teams in Europe from 10th June in France.  

SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng said of the deal, “The acquisition of these rights is aimed at ensuring that SABC Sport will continue to deliver high-quality football matches to our fans during the PSL [South African Premier Division] off-season. 

“SABC Sport will continue to use the talent from the Laduma team and SABC radio commentary team, respectively, to make sure that it continues to deliver this event to our audiences in the tone and language they understand.” 

The channel’s broadcast schedule, which will include the final on the 10th July, begins with host nation France’s opening match against Romania. 

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