SuperSport brings England to Africa! | JamiiForums | The Home of Great Thinkers

Dismiss Notice
You are browsing this site as a guest. It takes 2 minutes to CREATE AN ACCOUNT and less than 1 minute to LOGIN

SuperSport brings England to Africa!

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Watu, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Watu

    Watu JF-Expert Member

    Feb 4, 2009
    Joined: May 12, 2008
    Messages: 3,054
    Likes Received: 427
    Trophy Points: 180
    DStv is pleased to announce that SuperSport has secured the licence to the Barclays Premier League Live Package A in Sub-Saharan Africa and will be showing these matches on SuperSport from this weekend.

    SuperSport already held both Live Package A & B rights for South Africa and Live Package B rights for the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa and with this deal has now secured all Premier League live rights for the remainder of the 2008/2009 season and for the whole of next season.

    SuperSport is proud of its long association with the Premier League and has a long history of showcasing the finest club football on its range of channels.

    “We are pleased that Barclays Premier League supporters on the continent will continue to enjoy the best of the league,” said SuperSport Chief Executive Imtiaz Patel. “We are delighted to have Package A matches in the SuperSport fold. We’ll continue to deliver the very best in sports broadcasting.”

    Viewers in Africa will immediately benefit, with a number of appetising Barclays Premier League fixtures - a live triple-header this Saturday and another big match on Sunday.

    First up is Manchester City against Middlesborough (2.45pm CAT), followed by title-chasing Chelsea against Hull City (5pm CAT) and then Liverpool, who will be keen to close the gap on Manchester United, up against Portsmouth (7.30pm CAT).

    On Sunday, top of the table Manchester United will be seeking to increase their lead over their rivals when they play away at West Ham United. Will they slip up? See for yourself at 6pm (CAT).

    As ever, SuperSport’s Premier League package will include expert analysis, highlights and post-match comments.

    All these matches will be broadcast live on SuperSport 7.

    Eben Greyling President of MultiChoice said “We have over 20 years experience in pay television in Africa and have built up a business that is sustainable in the long term. Our track record of providing premium content to DStv subscribers is unmatched and the return of all Premier League matches will further enhance our premium offering.”

    Premier League Director of Media Operations, Phil Lines, said: "We are very pleased to have been able to move quickly and reach an agreement with SuperSport that means our matches will remain available for viewing by Premier League fans across sub-Sahara Africa with the minimum of disruption."

    MultiChoice will offer discounted DStv decoders to former GTV subscribers wishing to view these Barclays Premier League matches. Existing satellite dishes of GTV subscribers are compatible with DStv decoders and will simply need to be re-pointed by an accredited DStv installer.
  2. P

    PauliMasao JF-Expert Member

    Feb 4, 2009
    Joined: Nov 26, 2007
    Messages: 286
    Likes Received: 0
    Trophy Points: 33
    Well-timed! Sasa what comes next ni DSTV kuongeza subscription, tutakoma!
  3. Kireka1980

    Kireka1980 JF-Expert Member

    Feb 4, 2009
    Joined: Mar 18, 2008
    Messages: 304
    Likes Received: 2
    Trophy Points: 35
    Kama una package ya GTV kuingia DSTV ni 119000 (decorder + card + dish adjustment) thn ndio ulipie package unayoitaka.