La Liga extends sub-Saharan Africa deal with SuperSport

Spanish football league La Liga has extended its rights deal with South Africa-based broadcaster SuperSport. The deal will see the broadcaster continue to be the home of La Liga throughout sub-Saharan Africa in all languages apart from Arabic and French. SuperSport said that this extended partnership is central to its status as “the home of […]

SuperSport taps Insight TV to fill coronavirus gap

UHD channel provider and action sports and lifestyle producer Insight TV has struck a programming partnership with MultiChoice-owned pay-African sports channel bouquet SuperSport to provide content to fill the gap left by the coronavirus shut-down of live sports.. Insight TV is providing SuperSport with sports-themed programming to help keep SuperSport viewers engaged, including freestyle football, […]

Sport on-demand for UPC Austria subscribers

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Austria has made selected content from the Sport 1+ and Sport 1 US channels available on-demand. The move means that UPC TV Plus, Super FIT, Super FIT Family, Top FIT and Mega FIT subscribers can now access content  including international football and basketball on-demand. Sport 1+ offers content including English […]

SuperSport launches seventh HD channel on DStv

South African sports broadcaster SuperSport has added a seventh high definition channel to its line-up on Multichoice-owned satellite platform DStv. SSHD7, the HD version of SS7, will be available to all DStv Premium customers and is due to launch on Tuesday April 22. “There is no better way to watch sport than in high definition. […]

South Africa’s SuperSport goes widescreen

Multichoice-owned SuperSport is switching its lineup of standard definition channels to the 16:9 aspect ratio, widescreen format. The South African channels, which air on the DStv satellite platform, will switch over to widescreen from February 4. Multichoice said that the switch will bring the channels “in line with international broadcasting trends and with other channels […]

DStv replaces ESPN with SuperSport 9

MultiChoice-owned South African pay TV provider DStv has added sports channel SuperSport 9 to its line-up to replace ESPN, which has ceased broadcasts outside the US. SuperSport 9 will feature a range of US sports previously carried on ESPN, including live college basketball as well as football and boing. It will also offer EFC Fight […]

South Africa’s SuperSport to launch new channels

South Africa’s SuperSport is to launch new HD sports channels on the DStv pay TV platform next week. From July 23 sports fans will be able to access the two new services, SuperSport 5HD and SuperSport 6HD. The broadcaster said the channels would enable it to increase its capacity to deliver live HD broadcasts. SuperSport […]

SuperSport launches football channel

African sports broadcaster SuperSport is launching a pan regional 24 hours football channel after winning a raft of international soccer rights. The broadcaster won the rights to the Euro 2012 Championships and the Africa Cup of Nations. SuperSport will launch the channel to air all 32 Africa Cup of Nations games live in high definition […]

SuperSport shells out for soccer rights

South African pay TV channel SuperSport has bought rights to games from South Africa’s Premier Soccer League in a US$277 million (€192 million) deal. The five-year deal starts next year and values the rights significantly higher than in the previous five-year deal in which SuperSport paid US$200 million. The new agreement gives the pay TV […]