SuperSport is the only platform in Africa where football fans can enjoy all 64 matches live, with highlights, including on-scene and behind-the-scenes footage and news updates – in 4K, with no satellite dish needed!
SuperSport has introduced two 4K channels (DStv Channel 216 and 217) - the first in the DStv stable - that will cover all 64 World Cup matches.
Why should you be impressed with 4k picture? Simply put, 4K has eight times the resolution – four times the level of detail – of the High Definition (HD) picture that DStv viewers are used to. By comparison, HD already has double the resolution of the Standard Definition (SD) broadcasts which viewers accessed until 2012, when DStv first introduced HD channels.
What’s more, you don’t need a satellite dish to enjoy this made-for-sport level of detail. All you need is an Explora Ultra decoder or DStv Streama streaming device, connected to a 4K television with the supplied HDMI cable, as well as a DStv Premium, Compact Plus or Compact subscription.
But even without a 4K screen, viewers experience High-Definition viewing as standard with the Explora, Explora Ultra or Streama, with all the detail and quality to go alongside one of the most anticipated World Cups of recent years.
Even more on offer
SuperSport’s offering also includes World Cup action for Access and Family package subscribers (via SuperSport LaLiga, DStv Channel 204). 19 Group matches, four round-of-16 matches, two quarterfinals, both semifinals, the third-place playoff and the final will be broadcast on the channel.
SuperSport complements 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 on hand in Qatar to capture breaking news, with a particular focus on Africa's five participants: Cameroon, Morocco, Tunisia, Ghana, and Senegal. SuperSport's World Cup broadcasts will also be available in multiple languages, customised per region:
Nigeria: English, Pidgin, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo.
Rest of Africa: English, Swahili, Sheng, Twi, Luganda.
Ethiopia: Amharic, English.
Maximo: Portuguese, English.
South Africa: English, Zulu, Setswana, Sotho, Portuguese.
Anchoring the live matches is 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 microphones directly from Qatar. SuperSport draws from 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 an array 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 stream is a first, there’s plenty more digital activity around the World Cup. SuperSport is be partnering with a number of global social platforms as well as FIFA’s team to take fans inside the tournament like never before. Coverage extends from the dressing rooms, all the way to behind-the-scenes clips at SuperSport’s Randburg studio operation.
Whether you’re mad about Messi or Mané; root for Ronaldo or Rodrygo or are a sucker for Saka or Suárez, the best way to catch all your favourites, live and in 4K with all the benefits – is with DStv.