MultiChoice is cementing its dominance in local sports broadcasting. Its subsidiary, SuperSport, will launch a new, dedicated, high-definition football channel, SSHD2, on 13 August, offering all the games in the English Premier League.
The competition, which consists of 380 matches, will be broadcast to all countries in sub-Saharan Africa, with the exception of Nigeria, SuperSport says.
About 180 of the games will be broadcast live, with the remaining games recorded for later broadcast. The value of the deal has not been disclosed.
SSHD2 will be the fourth high-definition channel offered by MultiChoice, and the second such sports channel.
The company has carried an extra high-definition sports channel for the 2010 soccer World Cup.
Apart from the eight live matches a week, there will be four weekly magazine shows, 400 classic matches, plus a review of the past decade and the best goals from the past 10 seasons, SuperSport says. — Staff reporter, TechCentral