SABC Sports says that viewers will unlock a selection of premium sports content. ESPN brings a portfolio of United States sporting content and documentaries to its viewers across the world. In Africa, the broadcaster extends this offering by showcasing the latest in European football and other international franchises.
SABC sport general manager Gary Rathbone says, "This agreement is going to add significant depth to our current offering on the SABC sports channel. Our channel will now offer unrivaled content to our local sports fans seven days a week, thanks to ESPN's great boxing archive and film and documentary library."
"With the addition of long-awaited regular live boxing events, as well more live football, athletics and african basketball, it's clear that this partnership will deliver right across the board for our viewers," adds Rathbone.
"This partnership will not only give our viewers access to great sports content but will see the SABC sports channel and our teams benefiting from the resources and experience that this collaboration with ESPN offers," Rathbone says.
Kyle De Klerk, director of sports at The Walt Disney Company Africa, says, "With this content agreement, we are excited to not only be bringing ESPN's unprecedented and compelling sporting offering to new audiences but to also be taking a great step in highlighting and celebrating some of the up and coming leagues and athletes from around this continent."
Christine Service, senior vice president and general manager of The Walt Disney Company Africa, concludes, "We are delighted to be extending our relationship with SABC to include ESPN, bringing another diversified and exciting brand from Disney's portfolio to local free-to-air audiences."How to tune in:
- Openview Channel 124
- SABC's DTT Service, and
- TelkomONE Mobile Platform
As schedules are subject to change, viewers are encouraged to check local listings.
For more information, visit www.africa.espn.com