In addition, the all-new UEFA Nations League, a new competition to be contested by the national teams of the 55 member associations of UEFA, has also been signed by SuperSport.
The rights are for exclusive broadcast in South Africa and non-exclusive in the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa and the adjacent islands.
“UEFA is happy to continue and further strengthen its relationship with Supersport,’’ said Guy-Laurent Epstein, managing director marketing at UEFA Events SA. “Supersport is a long-standing UEFA partner and we are confident SuperSport will deliver great coverage and promotion of the UEFA 2018-2022 national team football portfolio to fans across Sub-Saharan Africa and exclusively in South Africa."
“These are tremendous acquisitions,” said Gideon Khobane, chief executive of SuperSport. “The European championship traditionally energises our viewers who thrive on watching the superstars in unrelenting competition. The UEFA Nations League is bound to develop an avid following, too, and SuperSport looks forward to adding this to our already substantial football offering.”