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SABC Sport to air 2023 Netball World Cup

South African free-to-air channel SABC Sport has taken broadcast rights to next year’s Netball World Cup, which is due to take place in Cape Town from July 28 to August 6.

Gary Rathbone

The deal includes the opening and closing ceremonies, the opening games, all matches involving South African national netball team Proteas, one selected match on days Proteas do not play, the semi-finals and the final, plus daily highlights packages.

South Africans will be able to watch 16 nations competing in 60 matches that will be broadcast live on SABC Sport on DTT, Openview 124 and S3. SABC Sport will also provide South African telco Telkom with the 2023 Netball World Cup feed to stream on its digital platform TelkomONE in South Africa.

Gary Rathbone, head of SABC Sport, said: “At SABC Sport, we pride ourselves on providing South Africans with access to sport of national interest, and the acquisition of the 2023 Netball World Cup has just reaffirmed our brand mission.

“As a country, we are very proud to host the tournament in Cape Town – a first on the African continent, and as SABC Sport, we believe it’s imperative that every South African is given access to world-class sport content. We look forward to inspiring the nation and instilling national pride by making the Netball World Cup 2023 available to all. The SABC remains committed to broadcast sport of national interest to millions of South African citizens.”

Wanda Mkhize, executive for smart home and content at Telkom, added: “This is an enormously exciting initiative for us, not only because of Telkom’s dedicated support of – and investment in – South African netball, but also because it is another occasion to reflect the unique partnership we have with the SABC and the impact we collectively have on making premium content, such as the Netball World Cup, available to all South Africans.”

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Telkom readies streaming platform

South African telecommunications company Telkom will launch a streaming platform called TelkomONE next month.

Wanda Mkhize

The service will host a variety of South African content, from music and education titles to TV series. Customers will be able to choose from daily, weekly and monthly subscription packages.

Wanda Mkhize of Telkom’s smart home and content division said: “TelkomONE is a proudly local and South African service and naturally we want to host and showcase outstanding content by producers from our very own shores, including filmmakers, videographers, writers and directors.”

Mkhize added that the telco was looking for fresh creators to contribute content in the following genres: comedy, lifestyle and ‘mobivela’ – telenovelas for mobile.

“We have created a competition under the hashtag #OpenUpTheIndustry where such content producers wishing to be noticed can enter for an amazing opportunity to not only win cash prizes to assist them with their content production, but to also have their final body of work featured on our platform for viewing by our audience.

“#OpenUpTheIndustry is open to both amateur and professional content producers. The submissions will be available on TelkomONE after curation for South Africans to view.”

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