“We’re making these changes to give DStv customers an even better viewing experience, making it easier to navigate our wide variety of sports in the back-to-back channels. As there will be less duplication and repeats of sport, and no impact on live events, the overall sport viewing will be enhanced, as will our overall HD offering” says Gideon Khobane, SuperSport CEO.
When the 2018 European football season kicks off in August, SuperSport 3 will be the Home of the Premier League for DStv Premium, Compact+ and Compact customers while SuperSport 7 will be their go-to channel for all La Liga football action. SuperSport 11 and SuperSport 12 will remain on the platform as permanent event channels for overflow live sport giving subscribers a wider choice of live sport.
SuperSport will also introduce two new sports channels: SuperSport 8 which will treat DStv Premium, Compact +, Compact and Family customers to the Premier League & La Liga overflow matches plus FIFA internationals and the IAAF Diamond League athletics in glorious High Definition (HD) and; SuperSport 10, which in addition to one live Premier League and La Liga Match per week, will also include a UEFA Champions League and Europa League match as well as Athletics, Rugby 7’s and the newest sports genre growing in popularity eSports, across all DStv packages.
All sport currently available on SuperSport Select and SuperSport Select 2 will henceforth be available on SuperSport 9 and SuperSport 10 while SuperSport 8, will now be available across Africa.
This is great news as DStv customers will continue to enjoy the same amount of exciting local and international sport but on a leaner and well-organised World of Champions.
Khobane reassures sports fans that “SuperSport is still the home of the best sporting action on the African continent, and with an enhanced HD and a streamlined channel offering, we believe we have made the viewing experience a whole lot better.”
DStv customers can visit DStv.com or SuperSport.com to see how the sports will be allocated across the different SuperSport channels.