Supersports seals 2017/ 2018 FIFA broadcast deal



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Supersports has sealed a partnership deal with FIFA for its major international rights for the 2017/18 season.


The FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia and the FIFA World Cup, which also takes place in Russia in June 2018. All 64 matches will be broadcast live in High Definition on DStv & GOtv.


Other FIFA events on the broadcast calendar are the FIFA Under-20 and Under-17 World Cups, the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and, in 2018, the FIFA Under-20 and Under-17 Women’s World Cup tournaments.


These acquisitions now sit alongside SuperSport’s already substantial offering that includes the major leagues, Champions League and the SA Premier Soccer League.


“Soccer is among the jewels in the SuperSport crown,” said Gideon Khobane, SuperSport Chief Executive. “We have long enjoyed the thrills of the World Cup and FIFA’s other properties and this new arrangement prolongs what has become a great partnership.”


SuperSport is Africa’s premier sports broadcaster, producing and broadcasting local and international sport for pay TV subscribers across sub-Saharan Africa.


SuperSport boasts 37 channels, including a number in High Definition, which broadcast a range of both major and smaller sports across multiple platforms.


It additionally broadcasts to 54 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including adjacent islands.

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