Supersport to Broadcast Tokyo Olympic Games on 8 Dedicated Channels

David Indeje is Khusoko’s Digital Editor, covering East African markets.
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Multichoice Kenya Head of Corporate Affairs, Philip Wahome (left), with Multichoice Kenya Head of Marketing, Celeste Muli during the unveiling of Tokyo Olympics games at the Local Productions Studios in Nairobi. PHOTO: KHUSOKO

Supersport will broadcast the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on 8 dedicated channels starting on July 23.

SuperSport in its true style and commitment will curate the best events and top in world-class sports from across the globe live and in HD to viewers on DStv and GOtv.

Nancy Matimu, Managing Director MultiChoice Kenya said, “Our DStv customers are assured of watching the best in class athletes as they compete for the top spots in Tokyo with multiple broadcast feeds.”

On the other hand, “GOtv customers will enjoy four dedicated channels also getting the latest thrills, drama and action from the 42 venues in the Japanese capital. Our offering is unmatched, and we are proud to be able to bring the Olympics to our viewers in Kenya.”

Head of Marketing Celeste Muli Wednesday said SuperSport will rename eight channels on the existing SuperSport line-up that will be specifically dedicated 24 hours a day to broadcasting the Olympic games.

On DStv, the Olympics channels will be renamed SuperSport Olympic 1, SuperSport Olympic 2, SuperSport Olympic 3, SuperSport Olympic 4, SuperSport Olympic 5, SuperSport Olympic 6, SuperSport Olympic 7 and SuperSport Olympic 8 respectively.  

Some channels will be available in HD and SD on DStv.

Current line upChannel No.Olympics line upSD/HDContentPackages
SS Football Plus222Olympics 1HDOlympics opening & closing ceremony, Athletics, Swimming, Basketball finalsPremium, Compact Plus, Compact & Family packages
SS Premier League223Olympics 2HDBoxing, Judo, Taekwondo. Wrestling, Weightlifting Karate
SS La Liga224Olympics 3HDFootball & BasketballAll packages
SS Football225Olympics 4SD only24 Hour Olympics News & HighlightsAll packages
SS Variety 1226Olympics 5HDCycling, Hockey, Badminton, Table TennisPremium, Compact Plus
SS Variety 2227Olympics 6HDGymnastics, Aquatics, Triathlon, Modern Pentathlon
SS Variety 3228Olympics 7HDRowing, Canoeing, Sailing, Surfing, Equestrian, SkateboardingPremium, Compact Plus, Compact
SS Variety 4229Olympics 8SD onlyArchery, Fencing, Shooting, Handball, Volleyball, Basketball
SS Action230No changeHDBoxing, Judo, Taekwondo. Wrestling, Weightlifting KaratePremium, Compact Plus
SS Rugby231No change to the channel name


HDOlympics Rugby 7sPremium


SS Golf233 Olympics Golf
SS Tennis234HDOlympics Tennis

GOtv will spread the sport across four channels: opening and closing ceremonies, athletics, swimming, basketball (GOtv Max – SS Football); boxing, judo, taekwondo, wrestling, weightlifting, karate (GOtv Max – SS LaLiga); football, basketball (GOtv Plus – Select 1); 24-hour Olympic news and highlights, plus football (GOtv Value – Select 2). 

GOtv channels will all transmit in SD.

Current line upChannel No.Olympics line upContentPackages
SS Football31Olympics 1Opening & Closing ceremony, Athletics, Swimming, Basketball finalsMax & Plus
SS La Liga32Olympics 2Boxing, Judo, Taekwondo, Weightlifting, KarateMax
SS Select 133Olympics 3Football, BasketballMax & Plus
SS Select 234Olympics 424-hour Olympic news and highlights, FootballMax, Plus & Value

DStv’s multi-platform offering will extend to live streaming with all the Olympics dedicated channels on DStv being available via live streaming on the DStv App. 

DStv customers can sign up to DStv App at no additional cost to enjoy all the Olympics games LIVE and on the go.  

Customers can watch the DStv App on their smartphones, tablets and smart TV’s by downloading the DStv App from the Apple Store and Google play store.

DStv customers can purchase the full kit HD Zappa decoder including a one-month subscription on the DStv Access package for only Sh. 2,999. 

DStv customers have an option to upgrade to any of the other four DStv packages – Premium, Compact Plus, Compact or Family to suit their preferred viewing needs. 

GOtv customers can purchase the GOtv decoder plus a one-month GOtv Plus subscription for Sh. 1,299 for the best picture quality, widest terrestrial signal coverage across Kenya and over 45 channels.

David Indeje is Khusoko’s Digital Editor, covering East African markets.

In my role as Community Engagement Editor For Khusoko, I care about our audience. engaging them, getting news delivered to them across a variety of platforms, and expanding the diversity of voices on our website.

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