Cricket World Cup 2019: SABC won't be broadcasting anymore live games

Cricket World Cup 2019: SABC won't be broadcasting anymore live games

- The SABC says it will not be broadcasting any more of the Cricket World Cup matches live

- The broadcaster says the cost of sports rights is too high to do so

- It will broadcaster coverage of the matches on the radio, but only 18 of these will be live

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Cricket fans without DSTV will not be able to watch any of the remaining World Cup matches live.

This is because the SABC was only able to secure the rights to broadcast two live matches, which were the Proteas' first matches against England and Bangladesh.

Additionally, neither the semi-finals nor the final will be broadcast on SABC.

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Previously SABC had announced that it had made a deal with SuperSport for a package of match broadcasts. However, only South Africa's first two fixtures were included as the package to be broadcast live, according to eNCA.

SABC says it will broadcast commentary on all of the matches on its radio stations. However, only 18 of the tournament's 48 matches will be broadcast live.

The public broadcaster says that it cannot afford to broadcast more matches live as the cost of sports rights for major competitions such as the World Cup is very high. The SABC went as far as to say that it was not sustainable to continue to purchase live broadcast rights.

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This means that fans eager to view matches live will have to get paid TV in order to do so or else find some other means of watching the content, has gathered.

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