The SABC will broadcast live Bundesliga matches for the 2020/21 season, as well as the following campaign.
This is after the national broadcaster, and Bundesliga International struck a deal for Free-To-Air (FTA) broadcast rights.
Bundesliga comes to SABC
According to the deal, SABC 3 will broadcast one live match per week, with a weekly magazine show as well as match highlights.
“There has been an enormous amount of effort that has gone into making this deal happen and we are very happy to partner with the DFL in bringing football from one of the world’s best leagues to viewers right across the country,” SABC Sport GM Gary Rathbone said.
“The Bundesliga is a very attractive football proposition and South Africans will now get an open window through which to watch some of the game’s most iconic football rivalries, in a league displaying exquisite technique and an abundance of passion, from one of the world’s great football nations.”
Gary Rathbone, SABC Sport general-manager
Germany’s finest on Free-to-Air TV
Bundesliga International chief executive Robert Klein added;
“With SABC we have secured the premium Free-to-Air broadcaster in South Africa to screen the Bundesliga over the next two seasons.
“We are very excited to partner with SABC to bring Germany’s top league to South Africa’s vibrant, passionate community of football fans. “With consistently more goals than Europe’s other top leagues, we know that viewers will be hooked by the exciting brand of football played in the Bundesliga and we are excited to use this partnership with SABC to reach more South Africans than ever before.”
Robert Klein, Bundesliga International
The 2020/21 Bundesliga season begins on Friday, 18 September with champions Bayern Munich kicking off their title defence against Schalke 04 at the Allianz Arena.