SuperSport is the only platform in Africa where football fans can enjoy all 64 matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, live and in prime time, with highlights, historical footage and news updates, and now, on 4K transmission, without satellite dish.
Simply put, the 4K picture has four times the resolution (four times the level of detail) of the high definition (HD) picture that DStv viewers are used to. By comparison, HD has twice the resolution of standard definition (SD) broadcasts that viewers accessed until 2012, when DStv first introduced HD channels.
SuperSport will feature two 4K channels (DStv Channel 216 and 217), the first in the DStv stable, covering all 64 World Cup matches. To enjoy this level of detail made for sport, viewers will need an Explora Ultra set-top box or DStv Streama streaming device, connected to a 4K TV with the supplied HDMI cable, along with a DStv Premium, Compact Plus or Compact subscription.
Even without 4K screens, viewers will experience HD viewing as standard with Explora, Explora Ultra or Streama, with all the detail and quality to accompany one of the most anticipated World Cups in recent years. The SuperSport offer will also include World Cup action for Access and Family package subscribers (via SuperSport LaLiga, DStv Channel 204). All 19 group stage matches, four round of 16 matches, two quarter-final matches, both semi-finals, the match for third place and the final will be broadcast on the channel.
The combination of 4K picture and DStv Streama is exciting, which means that football fans can enjoy all 64 matches in 4K quality without satellite dish or installation for the first time. DStv Streama is a TV streaming box that delivers content from DStv and a variety of other apps like Showmax, Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video, YouTube and YouTube kids to a compatible TV, via a fast and stable internet connection.
DStv customers can now access that connectivity with the business, too, via DStv Internet, which offers seamless, boundless fiber connectivity to maximize Explora and Explora Ultra features, enable Streama, and connect users with the world.
SuperSport will complement its coverage of all 64 World Cup matches with expert build-ups and summaries, plus state-of-the-art graphics and magazine shows, including training and behind-the-scenes footage. SuperSport has crews available in Qatar to capture breaking news, with a particular focus on the five African entrants: Cameroon, Morocco, Tunisia, Ghana and Senegal. The SuperSport World Cup broadcasts will also be available in multiple languages, customized by region:
Nigeria: English, Pidgin, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo.
Rest of Africa: English, Swahili, Sheng, Twi, Luganda.
Ethiopia: amharic, english.
Maximum: Portuguese, English.
South Africa: English, Zulu, Setswana, Sotho, Portuguese.
Anchoring the live matches will be the well-established trio of Julia Stuart, Thomas Mlambo and Mozez Praiz, while former Manchester United star Dwight Yorke and Carol Tshabalala will work the microphone direct from Qatar. SuperSport will draw on its esteemed roster of local talent for live match analysis, namely Bongani Khumalo, Stanton Fredericks, Kalusha Bwalya, Phumudzo Manenzhe, Teko Modise and Amanda Dlamini. International guests include a variety of former African and European stars: Jay Jay Okocha, Asamoah Gyan, Gaizka Mendieta, Owen Hargreaves, Michael Owen and Jaap Stam.
While the 4K-quality digital broadcast will be the first, there are also many other digital activities surrounding the World Cup. SuperSport will partner with a number of global social platforms, as well as the FIFA team, to bring fans into the tournament like never before. Coverage will extend from the locker room to behind the scenes at SuperSport’s Randburg studio operation.
Whether you are crazy about Messi or Mané, if you are on the wing of Ronaldo or Rodrygo or if you are a fan of Saka or Suárez, the best way to see all your favorites, live and in 4K with all the advantages, is with DStv.