The SABC has confirmed that it has signed a free sports content distribution agreement with The Walt Disney Company, including the rights to the ESPN library.
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) took to Twitter on Friday, August 20, 2021 to confirm that it has signed a content distribution agreement with the Walt Disney Company. Specifically, the signed agreement implies that the public broadcaster now has the right to broadcast Disney-derived sports content, which will include the entire library of the main international sports channel, ESPN.
Detailing what the implications of the agreement mean, the statement reads: “With this agreement, viewers of SABC Sports will unlock a selection of premium sports content. The undisputed home of American sports, ESPN brings an unrivaled portfolio of American sports content and documentaries to its viewers across the globe. In Africa, the broadcaster extends this offer by presenting the latest news from European football and other international franchises.
SABC Sport Managing Director Gary Rathbone also said: “This partnership will not only give our viewers access to great sports content, but will allow SABC Sport and our teams to benefit from the resources and expertise. experience offered by this collaboration with ESPN. “
See the post below.
MEDIA STATEMENT | DISNEY AFRICA AND SABC ANNOUNCE AN AGREEMENT TO DISTRIBUTE FREE CONTENT FOR AERIAL SPORTS
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– SABC (@SABCPortal) August 20, 2021