WWE and Supersport expand partnership in Africa


DStv channel 128 will be the home of the brand new 24/7 WWE channel, launching 1 January 2020.

WWE and SuperSport, Africa’s premier sports broadcaster, have agreed a multi-year extension to continue delivering WWE’s weekly flagship programming live in more than 50 countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa, while expanding the partnership to include a dedicated WWE channel on DStv.

The new WWE channel will air Raw, SmackDown and NXT live each week and will feature premium WWE programming including 205 Live, Ride Along, WWE Chronicle and Table for 3.

The 24/7 channel launches on DStv channel 128 beginning Wednesday, January 1, 2020 and builds on the success of the WWE pop-up channel that launched this year. SuperSport channels will continue to air Raw, SmackDown and NXT live each week and be home to all of WWE’s monthly pay-per-view events.

“The fans of the WWE universe asked for it, and we are delighted to deliver,” said Gideon Khobane, chief executive of SuperSport. “WWE programming has proven to be compelling content with riveting storylines and insane action, which our viewers absolutely love. This is a big step and a great start to the new year.”

“SuperSport is a valued partner who shares our approach to engaging and entertaining our fans,” said Stefan Kastenmüller, WWE Senior Vice President & Group General Manager, EMEA. “We are thrilled to expand our partnership with a new, 24/7 WWE channel which will super-serve our passionate fans in the region.”

Getting in on the action

Until 16 February 2020, the WWE channel will be available on DStv Access, DStv Family, DStv Compact, DStv Compact Plus as well as DStv Premium packages. Thereafter, the channel will be available on DStv Compact, DStv Compact Plus and DStv Premium.

To stay connected to the action, upgrade your DStv package and download DStv Now on your Android or Apple device and watch anytime, anywhere.

What is DStv Now?

It’s the online version of DStv. If you can’t be at home to watch your favourite shows via your decoder, visit now.dstv.com and watch DStv on your laptop, tablet or phone. It’s no extra cost to all DStv subscribers (just remember to keep an eye on your data).