If you can’t be in Brazil, SuperSport will bring Brazil to you. With every FIFA World Cup 2014 match available live and in High Definition on SuperSport, the World of Champions will offer the best coverage available in Africa with star guests, live matches and dynamic magazine shows all available on latest technology.
SuperSport has pulled out all stops for this event, starting June 12, to ensure that DStv subscribers never miss a moment of the action on their television screens. Global icon Ryan Giggs is just one of many experts who will share his insights with SuperSport football fans.
Additional football heavyweights include Jay Jay Okocha, Sunday Oliseh, Sammy Kuffour, John Barnes and John Dykes. Their analysis will blend with five embedded SuperSport crews who will track the progress of African powerhouses Nigeria and Ghana, among others.
SuperSport will boast two 24-hour channels – one in HD (SS3HD), one in SD (SS3) on DStv – for the duration of the tournament. For the eight matches that run concurrently, in the last-round round-robin stage, SS2HD and SS4 will feature these fixtures.
As a bonus, SuperSport will also produce four magazine shows, each of a different flavour:
“Ola Brazil” will be hosted by football fundi Carol Tshabalala live from Rio de Janeiro every Saturday and Sunday with a lifestyle slant offering rich behind-the-scenes content.
“We are Brazil” will be a precursor to weekend matches with intermittent crossings to Brazil and areas of Africa. The show will include detailed information on team statistics, newsmakers, top five moments and retro moments. One of the highlights is sure to be Andy Townsend’s expert insights.
“Master Plan” is unashamedly aimed at the football intellectual; the fan who wants to know about game strategy and the science behind performance. With world renowned Dykes anchoring, every game will be broken down and analysed like never before in this Sunday show.
Finally, “Fan Zone” is a one-hour weekend show aimed at the youth, comprising a strong social media element.
SuperSport’s state of the art HD studio, built for the 2010 edition, has undergone extensive refurbishment. “We’ve invested heavily in the latest technology,” said Alvin Naicker, SuperSport’s head of production. “It’s a multi-faceted facility that offers a range of broadcast options. Plus we’ve revamped the adjoining studio-entertainment area that now includes a fan zone and is multi-purpose.”
SuperSport’s coverage, to be punctuated by the “We are Brazil” theme, will be a multi-platform offering with TV, On line (www.supersport.com), social, and for subscribers with the Explora decoder watch out for the Catch-Up services featuring great FIFA World Cup highlights.