Advanced Television


Canal+ ups stake in MultiChoice again

France’s Canal+ Group has again upped its stake in South Africa’s MultiChoice pay-TV operation. Canal+ now owns 31.7 per cent of MultiChoice which is itself listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. MultiChoice operates the DStv, SuperSport and Showmax pay-TV options for African viewers. Canal+ is itself controlled by Vivendi. The new stake is up from […]

July 3, 2023By Chris Forrester

Viaplay, SuperSport team to cover BKT URC final

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 […]

May 25, 2023

Grand National preps for global coverage

The Randox Grand National at Aintree on April 15th will be available to watch in all corners of the globe – and above it – with live coverage of the world’s most famous Jumps race also available on airlines. Working with The Jockey Club, which owns and operates Aintree Racecourse and stages the Randox Grand […]

April 14, 2023

Grand National global on 30 broadcasters

The Randox Grand National at Aintree Racecourse on April 9th will receive worldwide TV exposure with around 30 broadcasters showcasing the one of world’s most famous jumps race to all around the globe. Forty runners and riders will take on 30 fences in the four-and-a-quarter mile race, with all eyes on Rachael Blackmore and her […]

April 7, 2022

Extreme E extends partnership with SuperSport

Extreme E has extended its broadcasting agreement with SuperSport, the African sporting content aggregato.Extreme E content will continue to be aired in French and English on the SuperSport’s linear channels, SuperSport Motorsport, Grandstand and Blitz and streamed on its digital platform, and SuperSport app.Ali Russell, Chief Marketing Officer at Extreme E, said: “We are delighted […]

April 5, 2022

Premier Padel signs new broadcast deals

Premier Padel, the official global padel tour – governed by the International Padel Federation (FIP) and backed by the Professional Padel Association (PPA) and Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) – has announced further broadcasting deals, with the Viaplay streaming platform named as the Official tour’s broadcast partner in x10 European markets; Charlton TV as broadcast partner in Israel; SuperSport to […]

March 28, 2022

Cloud workflows aid carbon net zero live production

A team of sports broadcasters, rights owners and technology vendors, collaborating as part of IBC’s Accelerator Media Innovation Programme, have revealed the initial results from an English Premier League production workflow trial to support the goal of a carbon ‘net zero’ future for live productions. Together, they demonstrate how innovative remote & cloud production workflows […]

January 24, 2022

MultiChoice adds 1.4m subs

South Africa’s MultiChoice has prospered in the last 12 months. Including its DStv and SuperSport broadcasting brands, the pay-TV operator grew its subscriber base by 1.4 million over the past year. Subscriber numbers now total 20.9 million when its overall Africa viewers are added in. South Africa itself has 8.9 million subs, with 11.9 million […]

June 14, 2021By Chris Forrester

Extreme E goes live on TikTok

Extreme E’s second race – the Ocean X-Prix – in its inaugural season calendar takes place on May 29th – 30th at Lac Rose in Senegal where it will again be teaming up with short video platform, TikTok, to produce digital live content to further bolster the series’ social media offering. Extreme E’s broadcast of […]

May 27, 2021By Nik Roseveare

South Africa: PURE ETCR coverage on SuperSport

PURE ETCR, the all-electric, multi-brand touring car championship, has announced a new partnership with South Africa’s premier sports broadcaster, SuperSport. Established in 1987 and spreading its broadcast wings into neighbouring countries eight years later, SuperSport can now boast over 20 million subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Currently SuperSport features 35 channels, including 10 broadcasting in HD, […]

May 14, 2021