Fri 12 Aug 2016, 08:36
As the Premier Soccer League continues to make great strides, SuperSport will match this with unrivaled coverage of the 2016/17 season.
As the Premier Soccer League continues to make great strides, SuperSport will match this with unrivalled coverage of the 2016/17 season, which begins on 23 August.
Over 200 matches will be broadcast, including all cup competitions, starting with the quarterfinals in the MTN Supa8.
Football fans won’t have long to wait with 10 live PSL games on the broadcast schedule in week one alone.
With top-class analysts as standard and a wealth of magazine programming, SuperSport’s commitment to the PSL is total. Regular matches will offer visuals from 16 separate camera positions, while derbies and finals will have up to 30 cameras at each fixture, guaranteeing optimal coverage – all in High Definition.
“The PSL is one of SuperSport’s crown jewels,” said Gideon Khobane, CEO of SuperSport. “Games ignite local passions like nothing else and we revel in telling this great story week after week. Yet again, it is shaping as a great season ahead.”
What’s more, a select number of National First Division games will also be broadcast.
PSL broadcast schedule (match days one and two)
Tuesday 23 August
Bidvest Wits v Kaizer Chiefs on SS4 at 19:30
Chippa United v Free State Stars on SS Select at 19:30
Baroka FC v Ajax Cape Town on SS9 at 19:30
Wednesday 24 August
Orlando Pirates v Golden Arrows on SS4 at 19:30
Platinum Stars v SuperSport United on SS Select at 19:30
Bloemfontein Celtic vs Maritzburg United on SS9 at 19:30
The Premier League
If the hype and hysteria of the previous season is any indication, the looming English Premier League kick-off is bound to be just as captivating with all 380 matches of the new season to be broadcast in High Definition on SuperSport.
At least 300 of the matches will be broadcast live, confirming SuperSport as the destination of choice for viewers across South Africa. The breadth of the coverage, which includes first-class Premier League TV build-ups with respected analysts, is unrivalled on the continent.
The season will bring an exciting new dimension with the Premier League scheduling Friday fixtures for the first time. These, too, will be part of SuperSport’s vast Premiership offering.
As ever, Saturdays will be firm football days: simultaneous 16:00 kick-offs will see SuperSport carry up to three extra games at a time via SuperSport 3, 5, 6 and 7.
There will be little respite for Premiership fans – there are also five weeks in the season with mid-week games (Tuesdays and Wednesdays). Depending on channel availability, all 10 matches could be broadcast live, as occurred last season.
The season begins on Saturday and concludes on 21 May 2017.
Broadcast Schedule (Week One)
Saturday 13 August
Hull City v Leicester City on SS3/SS11/Max 1 at 13:30
Everton v Tottenham Hotspur on SS3/SS11/Max 360 at 16:00
Southampton v Watford on Ch198/Max1 at 16:00
Middlesbrough v Stoke City on SS9 at 16:00
Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion on SS3 at 05:00 (Sunday, delayed)
Burnley v Swansea City on SS3 at 07:00 (Sunday, delayed)
Manchester City v Sunderland on SS3/SS11/Max1 at 18:30
Sunday 14 August
AFC Bournemouth v Manchester United on SS3/SS11/Max1 at 14:00
Arsenal v Liverpool on SS3/SS11/Max1 at 17:00
Monday 15 August
Chelsea v West Ham United on SS3/Max1 at 21:00
In a major development for both SuperSport and fans of Spanish football, SuperSport 12 will be a dedicated 24-hour La Liga channel, so fans of teams like Real Madrid and Barcelona will have plenty to enthuse about.
This will go live after the Olympic Games.
Thanks to the Spanish league’s staggered kick-off times, up to 80 percent of the 380 matches will be live. The balance of games will be on either SS5 or SS7 on a live or delayed basis.
SuperSport also broadcast this week’s UEFASuper Cup (Real Madrid v Sevilla)
Broadcast Schedule (Week One)
Friday 19 August
Deportivo La Coruna v Eibar on SS9/Max 3 at 20:45
Saturday 20 August
Barcelona v Real Betis on Ch 198/Max3 at 18:15
Granada v Villarreal on Ch 198/Max3 at 20:15
Sevilla v Espanyol on Ch 198/Max3 at 22:15
Sunday 21 August
Sporting Gijin v Athletic Bilbao on Ch 198/Max3 at 18:15
Real Sociedad v Real Madrid on SS3/Max3 at 20:1
Atletico Madrid v Alaves on SS3/Max3 at 22:15
Monday 22 August
Celta Vigo v Leganes on SS3/SS12/Max3 at 20:00
Valencia v Las Palmas on SS3/SS12/Max3 at 22:00
And all the rest
The ever-popular, ever-thrilling Champions League kicks off next month and 100 of the 125 matches will be broadcast live on SuperSport from 13 September until the final next June.
The Europa League will also enjoy wall-to-wall coverage – 205 matches in all with at least 120 live.
Other great football properties on SuperSport include the FA Cup, the Capital ONE Cup, the Spanish Super Cup, Copa Del Rey final and the German Cup.
Plus . . .
For fans unable to get to a television screen, the online offering will be substantial. Using the SuperSport website as well as the new SuperSport app, both of which offer extensive live streaming options, as well as video highlights, customers can enjoy extensive football action from around the globe.
The popular DStv Catch Up service on the DStv Explora will also include highlights of all the major football fixtures.
Additionally, all the latest live scores, results and breaking news can be found at supersport.com, app and mobile versions.