South African pay-TV operator, SuperSport, has extended its broadcast deal with Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) to air European club football competitions throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
With this deal, SuperSport has gained exclusive English and Portuguese language media rights for Champions League and Europa League tournaments from 2015 to 2018. The pay-TV network will televise four live games from both leagues on each match night along with highlights from both competitions.
“SuperSport will ensure additional distribution of media rights to FTA broadcasters throughout the region, which will include coverage of one live Wednesday first-pick match plus highlights each match week,” informed an official press release. The coverage will also be available on SuperSport’s website and on mobile devices.