South African free-to-air direct broadcast provider OpenView has signed a deal to broadcast one live English Premier League match per week over the course of the 2019-22 rights cycle.
The FTA broadcaster agreed the deal with the EPL and the Infront agency, allowing it to show one match per matchweek on OpenView’s News & Sports channel over the course of the rights cycle.
The deal also gives OpenView the rights to show EPL-produced magazine-style programmes. The deal was negotiated by OpenView’s parent company, South African media business eMedia Investments.
Africa’s key rights-holder for the EPL is pay-TV broadcaster SuperSport which holds the bulk of rights across sub-Saharan Africa in the 2019-22 cycle.