Pay TV channel SuperSport has added an Olympics-focused network to its digital platforms ahead of next year’s Olympic Games in Toyko.
Olympic Channel, which is operated by the International Olympic Committee, will engage and inform audiences on the Olympics throughout the year, according to SuperSport.
Programming includes documentaries, series, breaking news stories on the road to the Olympics, insights into the next edition of the Youth Olympic Games and sports from across the globe.
Mark Parkman, general manager of Olympic Channel, said: “With Tokyo 2020 only a year away, the Olympic Channel looks forward to further developing its partnership with SuperSport across multiple platforms with the common aim of building excitement for the forthcoming Olympic Games through relevant and local programming that engages the audience.”
SuperSport CEO Gideon Khobane said the channel would complement SuperSport’s linear broadcast offering.
“The countdown has begun for the 2020 Olympic Games and SuperSport is ready to bring the many stories and the exciting build-up to viewers across Africa,” he added.
Pay TV platform DStv has launched four new SuperSport channels namely SS1, SS4, SS11 and SS12 in high-definition (HD) in order to give subscribers a better quality picture experience.
The introduction of these new channels is an attempt to make DStv stand out from other pay TV operators. Subscribers now have access to watch sports such as rugby, golf and MultiChoice Diski Shield Matches, Premier League and Italian Serie A games alongside UFC and EFC fight events in HD picture quality.
“SuperSport is committed to achieving a world-class viewing experience for all customers to enjoy and by providing our viewers with cutting-edge technology like HD capabilities, DStv aims to further enhance customer satisfaction,” said Gideon Khobane, CEO of SuperSport.
African pay TV company MultiChoice has acquired the broadcast rights to the 2018/19 Emirates FA Cup, the knock-out tournament organised by the Football Association of England.
MultiChoice customers will be able to watch tournament from its third round this weekend, as well as games from other football competitions such as the English Premier League, the European Champions League and Italy’s La Liga.
MultiChoice Africa CEO Hennie Visser said: “Our aim is to deliver a front-row view of the best football titles in the world for our valued DStv and GOTV customers. So from January 4, they will be able to enjoy the Emirates FA Cup live on SuperSport.
“This is part of our continuous efforts to put our customers at the heart of everything we do by making sure we deliver a quality service and the world’s best video entertainment at great value to our customers.”
FA Cup games will air on SuperSport on both GOtv and DStv.