The opening film, starring Cuba Gooding Jnr and Tom Cruise, will kick off the movie fest.
The 20:30 slot will be a daily sports movie feature, with Jerry Maguire to be followed by Senna (Saturday), Any Given Sunday (Sunday), Rocky 1-5 (next Monday to Friday) and Invictus (next Saturday).
The titles range across a multitude of sports, from rugby to boxing, from baseball to soccer and cycling and more. There are serious movies (Cinderella Man, Million Dollar Arm) and slapstick (The Waterboy, Happy Gilmore), Oscar winners (The Colour of Money, Jerry Maguire) and tear-jerkers (Rudy, Rocky) among them.
“We’ve negotiated with all the major studios to bring viewers this incredible line-up,” said Gideon Khobane, chief executive of SuperSport. “There really is something here for everyone, many of them classics with lines and scenes that resonate as strongly as ever.”
The movies will also be available on Catch Up on DStv Now.
Download and watch later
Get the DStv Now app (Apple or Android) and download episodes to watch on your phone or tablet – just remember to connect to the Wi-Fi first so there are no surprise data costs.