South African fans at the Rugby World Cup in France. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
- The Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has dismissed an urgent application brought by eMedia over the sublicence agreement between the SABC and SuperSport.
- eMedia argued the application must be decided this week, as the Springboks’ quarter-final will be in a few days’ time.
- MultiChoice labelled the application by eMedia as self-created urgency.
The Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has dismissed an urgent application brought by eMedia, the parent company of e.tv, over the broadcast rights of the Rugby World Cup.
eMedia had hauled MultiChoice and the SABC to court over its inability to broadcast matches on its satellite TV service, OpenView.
At the heart of eMedia’s case is that SuperSport is preventing the SABC from sho
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