Viaplay, SuperSport team to cover BKT URC final
May 25, 2023
SuperSport and Viaplay will merge their match-day programming on May 27th to cover the BKT URC Grand Final in South Africa for fans across the UK. Viewers will get a 360 view of the DHL Stormers versus Munster BKT URC decider in Cape Town.
By combining both production teams and on-air talent, SuperSport and Viaplay will present from multiple locations at DHL Stadium with former internationals and presenters Motshidisi Mohono (SuperSport) and Ross Harries (Viaplay).
The match commentary will include South Africa’s iconic voice of rugby, Matthew Pearce, alongside former Munster and Ireland back row, Alan Quinlan, with ex-Springbok hooker Hanyani Shimange adding his analysis from the touchlines. Analysing the game and talking to key personalities on the day will be cast of former Springboks and British and Irish Lions including SuperSport’s Jean de Villiers, Schalk Burger, Breyton Paulse while Quinlan will join Tom Shanklin of Viaplay and with a guest appearance from CJ Stander.
Ed Breeze, Head of Sport for Viaplay UK, said: “At Viaplay, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to bring a high quality viewing experience for our sports fans and we are delighted to be partnering with SuperSport for this world-first in club rugby. Viaplay has a strong partnership with the BKT URC with every game broadcast live and this year’s final should be a fantastic spectacle of top-class rugby.”
Martin Anayi, CEO of United Rugby Championship, added: “We are thrilled to see two of our broadcast partners work together in such an innovative way. There can be no great successes in the BKT URC without collaboration and we have seen that with our clubs and broadcasters throughout the season. We know there will be a sell-out crowd in Cape Town and now we know that the audiences in the UK and across South Africa will feel as close to the action as they can with this stellar line-up of talent on show. Our Grand Final is a unique event and it’s great to have the story-telling power of SuperSport and Viaplay combining to give fans all-round experience of the game.”
Rugby fans in the UK can enjoy all the build-up, analysis and post-match interviews from the BKT URC Grand Final this on May 27th live from 4pm (UK time) on the Viaplay streaming service and Viaplay Sports channels. Viaplay is available on the Viaplay streaming service, Sky, Virgin TV, Amazon Prime, Samsung and Roku.
Rugby fans can follow every URC match live throughout the season on the Viaplay streaming service and the Viaplay Sports 1 and Viaplay Sports 2 channels.