Live sport is back!
With the imminent return of Premier League soccer, the long freeze on international sport due to the coronavirus pandemic is beginning to thaw and SuperSport will be there when the action resumes.
Next weekend will see the resumption of the Premier League with 92 matches lined up to complete the season, with Liverpool looking to secure their first title in 30 years.
SuperSport’s stellar soccer offering includes La Liga and Serie A, both of which will make their returns this month.
Action in Spain will be intense: from June 11 to July 12, there will be at least one La Liga fixture played each day before all 20 clubs play their final two matches simultaneously on July 15 and July 19.
Meanwhile, the Italian sports minister gave the go-ahead for a June 20 resumption of Serie A. The league was suspended on March 9 with Juventus leading by a point with 12 rounds of matches remaining.
“With SuperSport broadcasting three of the best soccer leagues in the world, a feast awaits fans,” assured Gideon Khobane, SuperSport chief executive. “The leagues’ closed-doors policy may take some getting used to, but the television product ought to be as thrilling as ever.”
Several international sport franchises, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and NASCAR racing among them, have already been on the schedule with live events for several weeks.
Soon joining these will be New Zealand’s newly-created Aotearoa rugby event involving the Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders and Highlanders. This begins on June 13 and SuperSport will broadcast all matches live.
And on Friday, the Investec Coronation Cup horse race will take place in Britain, with a live broadcast on SuperSport.
Next week also heralds the return of PGA Tour golf. The play resumes on June 11 with the Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas, beginning a stretch of 25 straight weeks of tournament golf.
Early next month, Formula One will also be back, with the World of Champions broadcasting the revised season, beginning in Austria on the weekend of July 3-5.
International cricket will also come roaring back when England host West Indies for three Tests in the space of 21 days, starting July 8. The three matches, which will all be broadcast on SuperSport, will be played behind closed doors.
Getting more sport lovers in on the action
SS1 (DStv 201), which has been featuring our best documentaries, sports movies and viewer’s choice highlights, is being made available to all DStv Compact Plus customers for a limited time only. From 12 June to 30 June, DStv Compact Plus can get in on the SS1 action, as the movie slot moves to SS10 (DStv 210) at 20:30. Be sure to upgrade to DStv Premium from 1 July to continue enjoying the channel.
SS4 (DStv 204) will still be RELIVING FIFA 2010 from 9 June. Aside from rebroadcasts of that historic tournament, the RELIVE 2010 slot will also include the magazine shows that formed part of Supersport’s offering a decade ago.
Other sport channel changes with effect from 12 June include:
- SS7 which was on DStv Access as The Best of Football channel returns to DStv Family as the home of La Liga.
- SS9 which has been mirroring the WWE Channel will revert to the home of Serie A. WWE channel 128 remains available on DStv Family.
There’s never been a better time to be a DStv customer. Make sure you get your package upgraded to enjoy the return of the best live sport available, and stay tuned to Supersport for the latest updates.
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