Supersport Digitalises South African soccer


Imtiaz_Patel.jpgJohannesburg (IT News Africa) —PAY-PER-VIEW channel, Supersport International, will broadcast more soccer games in High Definition during the upcoming football season in South Africa.

“After broadcasting the MTN8 final and the derby match in High Definition for the first time in 2008, plans are afoot to offer more fixtures in HD,” Supersport chief executive officer, Imtiaz Patel said.
HD television refers to a digital television broadcasting system with higher resolution than traditional television systems (standard-definition TV, or SDTV).

The broadcast partnership between SuperSport and the Premier Soccer League was signed in 2007.
The partnership has improved the football game as well the broadcast quality of the sport.The new season starts with the Telkom Charity Cup on August 1, followed days later by the MTN8.
Both competitions are sponsored by the telecommunications companies. PSL chairman Irvin Khoza said, “The quality of production is world class and the content across all SuperSport platforms has been amazing and credit must go to Imtiaz Patel and his team for pulling out all the stops in ensuring maximum exposure for Africa’s number one league.”

By Mthulisi Sibanda

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