2018 World Cup

Both seasoned and new fans of the game have a lot to watch on the World Cup Football pop-up channels, only on DStv.

The SuperSport pop-up channel for the World Cup has launched on SS14, giving DStv customers the opportunity to Connect with Greatness ahead of the tournament kick-off on 15 June.

Viewers can look forward to an assortment of content including great legacy footage of players, highlights, documentaries, FIFA films, classic matches and interviews.

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The pop-up channels will offer fans a telescopic view into the legacy of the FIFA World Cup, from short stories like Africa Odyssey, that focuses on the spectacular rise of African football on the World Cup stage, to longer length documentaries like Futebol Arte that follows the narrative of the 1982 FIFA World Cup when Brazil’s legendary team failed to win the title, despite capturing the hearts of fans worldwide.

Gideon Khobane, Chief Executive of SuperSport, said: “I can say without fear of contradiction that the FIFA World Cup is perhaps the one sport event that locks in every nation on earth. With a storied history and great highlights, it lends itself to television broadcasts in every way. This pop-up channel signals SuperSport’s bold intention to help fans connect with greatness long before the 2018 edition begins – we hope they enjoy it as it’s only available on DStv.”

There will also be opportunities for football fans to relive some of their favourite games with highlights from previous World Cups, past international friendlies and some riveting replays of World Cup qualifiers.

See below for more content featured on the pop-up channels:

Die Mannschaft
A documentary that charts the success of the German national team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup from squad preparations in Austria, through tournament life in Brazil and ending with the return of the successful team to Germany.

The Road to Maracanã
A look at 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil as you have never seen it before. Relive the emotions of the players, the goals, the misses, the heartbreak and the joy.

Top 20 FIFA World Cup Moments
This show counts down in reverse order, the top 20 FIFA Word Cup moments of all time. Spanning 1930 – 2002, eighteen tournaments in 76 years of competition have produced many thrilling and memorable moments.

FIFA World Cup Films  -1966 – 2002
A unique series that offers a quick and informative guide to every FIFA World Cup tournament between 1966 and 2002.

A lookback at the 2014 FIFA World Cup from the perspective of the hosts Brazil. A true life natural piece of work reflecting real Brazilians during the tournament as they follow the fortunes of the Brazilian National Team.

FIFA – Gold Stars
This show covers every aspect of FIFA’s history ranging from the 1930 FIFA World Cup to the modern day, including digitally remastered, as well as never before seen footage.

FIFA Stories 
A documentary series that looks in depth at the most intriguing stories of the history of the FIFA World Cup.

FIFA Stories – Africa Odyssey
A show that focuses on the spectacular rise of African football on the World Cup Stage. From the difficult early lessons of the 1970’s to the emergence of the dazzling skills and flair of Cameroon, Morocco and Senegal.​

FIFA Stories -  World Cup ShocksThis episode  highlights the most surprising and shocking results in FIFA World Cup history from North Korea’s humbling of the mighty Italy in 1966 to Cameroon’s explosive entrance onto the world stage in 1990 with victory over Argentina.

FIFA Stories  - Golden Boot Legends
A feature on every FIFA World Cup Golden Boot winner. This show highlights the impact of Ronaldo, Gerd Muller, Paulo Rossi, Davor Sukur and Gary Lineker.​

FIFA Stories  - Penalty Shootout
This show covers the dramatic finales of some great matches, where one kick of a ball can throw a nation into joy or despair and turn players from heroes to villains. The ultimate drama(the ultimate nail-biting experience).

FIFA Stories - Young Shooting Stars
A tribute to genius on the football field to remind us of the debuts of some of football’s greatest names.

SS14 is available on all DStv packages: DSt Premium, DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact, DStv Family, DStv Access including, DStv Bue, DStv Grande +, DStv Grande and DStv Fácil for Angola and Mozambique until Monday 11 June.