Pay TV broadcaster SuperSport terminates contract with KPL

Pay TV broadcaster SuperSport terminates contract with KPL

The Kenyan Premier League (KPL) broadcast partners SuperSport have cancelled their contract of airing the top flight matches in the country.

The South Africa pay TV had failed to broadcast live matches for two successive game weeks.

The move comes days after a top official within the KPL ranks downplayed the Multichoice-owned company were considering pulling out of the deal. Below is the press release to media houses.

Release to news rooms by (KPL) broadcast partners SuperSport on why they terminated the contract to air KPL matches

The sore sore point is the ruling from sports tribunal over the sixteen vs. eighteen teams.

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According to SuperSport, the ruling didn’t guarantee them that KPL will still be the sole managers of the league thus terminating the contract which was set to run until 2021.

Some of the channels offered by Supersport

SuperSports accused KPL of breach of contract after the ruling which paved way for eighteen team league.

SuperSport are also reported to be planning to exit the Kenyan market thus the reason why they ended their relationship with KPL.

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