WWE and SuperSport announced a new multi-year agreement to broadcast WWE programmes live for the first time in over 50 countries in sub-saharan Africa. DSTv and GOtv will air flagship shows RAW and Smackdown as well as WWE specials WrestleMania and SummerSlam.
Gideon Khobane, Chief Executive of SuperSport said, “WWE is a global phenomenon, so securing the broadcast rights for SuperSport is a terrific coup,”. “The athletes involved are larger than life figures who command huge followings. At long last our DStv and GOtv viewers will get to share in this entertainment spectacle in high definition. I look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with WWE,” Khobane added.
Ed Wells, WWE Executive Vice President, International said “SuperSport is a best-in-class partner who shares our vision and passion for engaging with and entertaining our fans. Televising WWE programming live in sub-Saharan Africa for the first time an important milestone for us, and we look forward to working with SuperSport to cultivate new fans in the region.”
DStv Premium, Compact+ and Compact customers will be able to watch their WWE drama live while DStv Family and Access will be enjoying same-day rebroadcast of the events which will be available on SuperSport channels. GOtv viewers will have access to the action on Select 3, available to GOtv Plus customers.
“We’re delighted to bring our DStv and GOtv customers yet another attraction that’s going to keep them glued to their TV and mobile screens. This addition to our offering will certainly bring more value for our customers and ensure that SuperSport remains their go-to World of Champion and home to the world’s biggest sports. This is part of our ongoing efforts to ensure that our platforms deliver only the best entertainment to our customers,” says Acting MultiChoice Managing Director Recha Karima Kabwe.