The Premier Soccer League has resolved not to renew the broadcasting deal with SuperSport International.
The decision was made during a board meeting held this afternoon. The five year deal expired at the end of the season.
PSL announced the development in a statement:
Following the completion of the 2017 season, the Premier Soccer League (PSL) and SuperSport International (Pty) Ltd have mutually agreed to end the partnership entered into by both parties in 2012.
The five year relationship has been mutually beneficial to the two organisations.
Through its high-quality broadcasting channels, SuperSport has not only enabled PSL to deliver highly entertaining football but it has exposed the Premier Soccer League and its commercial partners to millions of viewers across the African continent.
The partnership has positively transformed local football through financial injection that has helped develop the game of football and benefit local clubs to invest in talent and meet some of their day to day match expenses.
The partnership also provided a platform for local players to showcase their skills to a wider audience, resulting in a number of them moving to Leagues across the region and beyond.
Further, the relationship has capacitated football administrators and media personnel through training and exchange programmes to improve their skills. It also provided employment opportunities for the local crew members.
We trust there will be opportunities to re-engage in future.
Meanwhile, we would like to advise our stakeholders that we will be inviting tenders for the PSL media rights.