SuperSport grabs 2012 Olympic Games

2011-12-13 14:54
Thinus Ferreira
Cape Town - SuperSport has officially acquired the broadcasting rights to the 2012 Olympic Games in London for MultiChoice's DStv platform, which will run from July 27 to August 12.

SuperSport will devote multiple TV channels on DStv to show the games, including a 24-hour TV channel and in high definition (HD).

SuperSport will broadcast up to 14 hours of live Olympic Games sport daily after the channel clinched a deal to use the feed produced by the International Olympic Committee.

SuperSport will also have four news crews in London for the 2012 Olympic Games specifically following the teams from South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria with a daily highlights package.

Also on the cards is a special weekend show entitled London Calling which will include special guests and athletes.

SuperSport's Blitz channel will provide regular updates with live feeds.


  • George - 2011-12-13 15:28

    Well done !! Super Sport......SCREW THE SABC.......totally incompetent....

  • Abe - 2011-12-13 15:38

    And what about the Paralympics? Are they going to broadcast that as well with dedicated channels and 24 hour highlights?

  • dave.leverton - 2011-12-13 19:31

    So those of us without DSTV cannot watch the SA athletes - what exactly does the SABC bring to the masses ?

  • kosmonooit - 2011-12-13 20:13

    Where does that leaves us non-DSTV subscribers? Pitiful. Another epic fail for the SABC, our supposedly public broadcaster. Absolutely no reason to pay SABC License fees now.

  • brionyl.french - 2011-12-14 06:01

    Awesome now all we need is good weather for our crappy DSTV multichoice things to work.

  • Natalie - 2011-12-14 07:24

    Another reason to encourage the nation not to pay TV license, well done SABC, you never fail us. In fact the board and management should reward themselves on this epic failure with a big bonus. On the flip side, at least all SABC staff will be able to watch the Olympics, because they have DSTV subscriptions.

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