The head of Saudi Arabia’s General Sports Authority, Turki al-Sheikh, revealed on Wednesday that the Saudi Professional Football League will be broadcast on the kingdom's Al Riyadiah sports channel for free.
In a tweet on Tuesday night al-Sheikh said that in accordance with the directives of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi Laegue will be available to watch for free on the Al-Riyadiah sports channel while any other broadcasts will be available by subscription through the Saudi Telecom Company (STC).
Early on Wednesday, al-Sheikh stressed the importance of finding a quick solution to broadcast the Championship of the Crown Prince Cup, saying broadcasting the games via an application is not enough.
“I still think that broadcasting the league on a free application is not enough, today, God willing, it will be decided,” he tweeted.
A few seconds later, he posted a second tweet in which he confirmed that the Saudi Broadcasting Authority is ready to broadcast the championship, saying the application and internet is not free of charge, while the General Sports Authority Federation is very keen to provide the broadcast free of charge to the public.
He wrote in his tweet that this is per the directives of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.