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Supersport announces major content acquisitions and programming updates

SuperSport has announced exciting news for sports fans.

As of 19 March 2020, Supersport is making more of its channels available to even more DStv customers!

Supersport 1, which is exclusively available on the DStv Premium package, will now be available on DStv Compact Plus and DStv Compact. Furthermore, Supersport 7, which is only available on the DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact packages, will now be available on DStv Family and DStv Access as well!

The Supersport Open Window will run until 30 April 2020.

All-new themed channels

Amid the uncertainty and concern around the threat of coronavirus, SuperSport is working closely with its broadcast partners to mitigate the absence of live sport. While almost all major sport has been affected, the World of Champions will be broadcasting events which have been postponed - when they are rescheduled.

According to SuperSport chief executive Gideon Khobane, all of the broadcaster’s partners reached out to explain their measures. “Live sport is massively impacted [by the global Covid-19 pandemic]; we are combatting this by acquiring the best award-winning sport documentaries from around the globe, among other top programming. We will use our various platforms to communicate this to viewers.”

The impact of this has necessitated major changes to the schedules, which will see SuperSport convert its line-up to thematic channels for the foreseeable future.

This is a time to relive the best of the best and SuperSport will duly open SS1 down to the Compact package.

This channel will form the crux of the SuperSport offering. It will feature the best documentaries, sport movies and a presented block called SuperSport GrandStand between 5pm and 9pm where SuperSport presenters will host a studio show that focuses on themed content from a specific sporting genre.

Between 13:00 and 17:00 daily, SS1 will feature a Viewers’ Choice block where viewers’ social media suggestions on their favourite sporting moments will determine the content.

Epic sport doccies get prime billing on Supersport

The Supersport Open Window comes off the back of the World of Champions’ acquisition of the award-winning “30 for 30” series, which has been screening on SuperSport 1 since Monday, 16 March 2020.

Produced by US sport broadcaster ESPN, “30 for 30” is a popular series of documentaries that delves into the lives and events that shaped so much recent sporting history. The series touches on a variety of people and subjects with fresh insights and perspectives lending the films a grand quality.

Among the dozen offerings are Of Miracles and Men, Chasing Tyson, Slaying the Badger, Nature Boy and This is What They Want.

Of Miracles and Men is the story of one of the greatest upsets in sports history: the night, 40 years ago, when a plucky band of American collegians stunned the vaunted Soviet national team 4-3 in the 1980 Winter Olympics.

For fans of boxing, Chasing Tyson recalls the time when Mike Tyson cast a commanding shadow over boxing in the 1980s and '90s, including his prison stint and his famed rivalry with Evander Holyfield.

Nature Boy, meanwhile, examines the surreal world of professional wrestling, chiefly the truth-is-stranger-than-fiction life of Ric Flair. The film traces his epic career from the creation of his blond Adonis character, through the glory days of the NWA and The Four Horsemen, to his poignant last years in the ring.

Set against the backdrop of the 1986 Tour de France, Slaying the Badger tells the story of Greg LeMond and his mentor Bernard “The Badger” Hinault, who started as friends and teammates but ended up as bitter rivals

Also among the wide selection is This is What They Want, which tells the story of Jimmy Connors' career through the lens of the 1991 US Open, when Connors so famously played at the age of 39 and went all the way to the semi-finals before being stopped by Jim Courier. It’s not just an examination of that tournament: it's a look at how Connors and his rivals re-invented tennis in the first decade of the Open era.

The titles will also be available on DStv’s Catch up service.

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