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04.02.2009 Football News

SuperSport to broadcast Barclays Premier League

By supersportafrica
SuperSport to broadcast Barclays Premier League

DStv is pleased to announce that SuperSport has secured the license to the Barclays Premier League Live Package A for the rest of Africa and will be showing these matches on SuperSport from this weekend.

SuperSport already held both Live Package A & B rights for South Africa and Live Package B rights for the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa and with this deal has now secured all Premier League live rights for the remainder of the 2008/2009 season and for the whole of next season. This does not apply to the Nigerian market.

SuperSport is proud of its long association with the Premier League and has a long history of showcasing the finest club soccer on its range of channels.

“We are pleased that Barclays Premier League supporters on the continent will continue to enjoy the best of the league,” said SuperSport Chief Executive Imtiaz Patel. “We are delighted to have Package A matches in the SuperSport fold. We'll continue to deliver the very best in sports broadcasting.”

Viewers in Africa will immediately benefit, with a number of appetising Barclays Premier League fixtures - a live triple-header this Saturday and another big match on Sunday.

First up is Manchester City against Middlesborough (2.45pm CAT), followed by title-chasing Chelsea against Hull City (5pm CAT) and then Liverpool, who will be keen to close the gap on Manchester United, up against Portsmouth (7.30pm CAT).

On Sunday, top of the table Manchester United will be seeking to increase their lead over their rivals when they play away at West Ham United. Will they slip up? See for yourself at 6pm (CAT).

As ever, SuperSport's Premier League package will include expert analysis, highlights and post-match comments.

All these matches will be broadcast live on SuperSport 7.

Eben Greyling President of MultiChoice said “We have over 20 years experience in pay television in Africa and have built up a business which is sustainable in the long term. Our track record of providing premium content to DStv subscribers is unmatched and the return of all Premier League matches will further enhance our premium offering.”

Premier League Director of Media Operations, Phil Lines, said: 'We are very pleased to have been able to move quickly and reach an agreement with SuperSport that means our matches will remain available for viewing by Premier League fans across sub-Sahara Africa with the minimum of disruption'