Team Kenya at the Olympics 2016

MultiChoice Kenya via DStv boosts Olympic kitty with Sh1,000,000 sponsorship

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Between 5-21 August, DStv customers will experience this momentous event from every angle. If it moves, SuperSport will be there to capture all the action of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, with no fewer than seven 24-hour channels being broadcast.

With 306 medal sets available, SuperSport will broadcast live every gold-medal event, ensuring unprecedented coverage of the sport spectacle. There will be more than 2 500 hours of the Olympics broadcast over 15 days.

Speaking during the cheque handover for the Kenya Olympics team, SuperSport East Africa GM, Auka Gecheo reiterated his company’s commitment to the development of sports in the region.

“Through SuperSport, MultiChoice has made significant investments in local sport which are unmatched by any other operator in Africa and today we are happy to support the NOCK with a small token in addition to the content we are delivering to East Africans,” said Mr Gecheo.

Four channels - SS4, SS5, SS6, SS7 - plus three additional channels - SS12, SS13 and SS14 - will be dedicated to the Rio Games, while other channels like SS1 and SS3 will, where available, carry overflow content, chiefly Sevens rugby, golf and soccer.

SS12 will be a dedicated 24-hour Olympic news channel which will be produced by the International Olympic Committee.

In addition, the SuperSport Blitz channel will broadcast regular updates and direct viewers to the big events of the day.

SuperSport will also have roving reporters in Rio with Crystal Arnold, Carol Tshabalala, James Wokabi and Rui de Oliveira reporting directly from various venues and the team village. Multiple live feeds will be made available to SuperSport, which will then “cherry pick” the best content, much of it with a Pan-African leaning, for the Olympic channels.

Given that many of the major events will take place in the very early mornings – CAT is five hours ahead of Brazil – video-on-demand will be a major component of SuperSport’s Olympic coverage. Extensive event highlights will be available via the DStv Catch Up service, which will include every gold medal-winning performance.

That’s not all, SuperSport will also broadcast the Paralympic Games from 7 to 18 September. There will be two dedicated 24-hour channels: SS13 and SS14, available to DStv Premium customers.

Highlights packages will also be broadcast throughout the day, ensuring viewers don’t miss any major action.

Every possible viewing platform will be accommodated, including live streaming on SuperSport and the SuperSport and DStv Now apps, as well as social platforms and DStv Catch Up.

Olympic Sport Channels
SS4         Opening ceremony, swimming, athletics, marathon, walk, closing ceremony - Available on Premium, Compact Plus and Compact bouquets
SS5         Hockey, handball, volleyball (beach and indoors), gymnastics, trampoline - Available on Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access bouquets
SS6         Tennis, basketball, four cycling disciplines, table tennis, badminton - Available only on Premium
SS7         Boxing, weight lifting, judo - Available on Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access bouquets
SS12       Olympic News Channel - Available on Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access bouquets

SS13       Watersport: rowing, diving, etc. Available on Premium, Compact Plus and Compact bouquets
SS14       Fencing, modern pentathlon, equestrian. Available on Premium, Compact Plus and Compact bouquets

SS12, SS13 and SS14 (channels 212, 213 and 214) will be available in all territories.
SS1         Golf, Sevens rugby (when not clashing with live non-Olympic sport).
SS3         Football (when not clashing with live non-Olympic sport).
* The above is a guide and subject to change.