The free satellite service provider, Openview, announced on Thursday that it has reached an agreement to broadcast the Premier League on its newly established News and Sports channel.
The first live match was broadcast on Saturday, 10th August, and more matches will be broadcast until the end of the football season.
The matches that are to be scheduled will most of the time include one of the top six Premier League football clubs each week.
Teams will include Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Manchester United.
Together with the live matches, eMedia Investments have the rights to schedule other football-related magazine programmes that are produced by the Premier League.
The COO of eMedia Investments (Openview’s holding company), Antonio Lee, said, “This is a momentous addition for us, and for the free-to-air television-watching public. ”
He further added that “eMedia will add its very own touch to this broadcast, and hopefully in time, will be able to add more sports offerings on to our bouquet.”
“We are delighted to reach this agreement, which guarantees some of the best Premier League action for South African fans,” said Infront France Managing Director, Jean-François Jeanne.
“We are confident that Openview will deliver the high intensity of one of the world’s most recognisable and popular leagues to supporters across the country.”
The Openview News and Sports channel is only offered on channel 120 on the Openview bouquet.