SuperSport is the only platform in Africa where football fans can watch all 64 2022 FIFA World Cup matches live and in prime time, with highlights, historical footage, and news updates – and now in streaming 4K without a satellite dish.
DStv viewers are accustomed to high definition (HD) images with four times the resolution, or amount of detail. Comparatively, HD has double the resolution of standard definition (SD) broadcasts, which viewers had access to until 2012, when DStv provided HD channels for the first time.
SuperSport will launch two 4K channels (DStv Channels 216 and 217) – the first in the DStv portfolio – that will broadcast all 64 World Cup matches. Viewers will need an Explora Ultra decoder or DStv Streama streaming device, a 4K television connected with the included HDMI connection, and a DStv Premium, Compact Plus, or Compact subscription to appreciate this degree of detail.
Even without 4K screens, Explora, Explora Ultra, and Streama viewers will experience high-definition viewing with all the detail and quality to match one of the most anticipated world cups in recent memory.
SuperSport’s service will also include World Cup coverage for subscribers to the Access and Family packages (via SuperSport LaLiga, DStv Channel 204). The channel will broadcast nineteen group matches, four round-of-16 matches, two quarterfinals, both semi-finals, the third-place match, and the championship match.
Excitingly, football fans may now watch all 64 games in 4K quality without a satellite dish or installation for the very first time. The DStv Streama is a TV streaming box that transmits content from DStv and a range of other apps, including Showmax, Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video, YouTube, and YouTube kids, to a compatible TV via a fast and steady internet connection.
DStv Internet, which delivers uncapped, unshaped fibre connectivity to maximize the functionality of the Explora and Explora Ultra, enable the Streama, and link users to the world, is now available to DStv customers.
SuperSport will supplement its coverage of all 64 World Cup matches with expert build-ups and recaps, as well as cutting-edge visuals and magazine presentations, featuring training and behind-the-scenes video. SuperSport has crews in Qatar to record breaking news, with an emphasis on the five African teams: Cameroon, Morocco, Tunisia, Ghana, and Senegal.
The World Cup broadcasts on SuperSport will also be accessible in numerous regionally-specific languages:
Nigeria: English, Pidgin, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo.
Other African languages: English, Swahili, Sheng, Twi, and Luganda.
Ethiopia’s official languages are Amharic and English.
Maximo: Portuguese, English.
South Africa’s official languages are English, Zulu, Setswana, Sotho, and Portuguese.
The well-established combo of Julia Stuart, Thomas Mlambo, and Mozez Praiz will anchor the live matches, while former Manchester United player Dwight Yorke and Carol Tshabalala will work the microphone directly from Qatar.
Bongani Khumalo, Stanton Fredericks, Kalusha Bwalya, Phumudzo Manenzhe, Teko Modise, and Amanda Dlamini will be among SuperSport’s respected pool of local analysts for live matches. Former African and European talents such as Jay Jay Okocha, Asamoah Gyan, Gaizka Mendieta, Owen Hargreaves, Michael Owen, and Jaap Stam are among the international guests.
While the 4K digital feed will be a novelty, the World Cup will also feature an abundance of other digital activities. SuperSport will collaborate with a variety of global social networks as well as FIFA’s staff to provide fans unprecedented access to the competition. From the dressing room to behind-the-scenes at SuperSport’s Randburg studio, every aspect of the event will be covered.
Whether you’re a Messi or Mané fanatic, a Ronaldo or Rodrygo supporter, or a sucker for Saka or Suárez, DStv is the finest way to catch all your favorite players live and in 4K with all the perks.