South African sports pay television channel Supersport has terminated its broadcast contract with the League Management Company (LMC).
This means Supersport will no longer show live matches of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
The development comes weeks after Supersport took a similar decision in Kenya – terminating a ten-year relation with the Kenyan Premier League.
Currently, they only show live matches of the Zambian Super League and the South Africa’s Premier Soccer League.
In 2016, the company, who claimed to be downsizing its operations in Africa for business reasons, ended their union with the Ghanaian Premier League, which another pay television company Star Times have since taken over.
Supersport, who used to hold the TV right of the Nigeria Basketball League, has lost it to Kwese Sports.
There are also dwindling subscription numbers and stiff competition from new entrants like Star Times, Kwese Sports among others.
In August 2013, the LMC secured a four year broadcast deal with Supersport worth $34 million. The contract was to run for four years, between 2015 and 2019.
Following the take-over of the basketball league, Kwese Sports is likely to be the next broadcast right owner of the NPFL.http://www.futaa.com/news/supersport-te ... dcast-deal