SuperSport is a South African group of television channels owned by Multichoice and carried on the DStv satellite platform. It provides sports content in South Africa and abroad. It also provides sports coverage in many other African countries.
The channel broadcasts most of the major sporting events and leagues of association football, rugby, cricket, tennis, golf, motorsport, cycling, boxing, wrestling, athletics as shown below:
SuperSport 1 is the channel which focuses mainly on rugby. It shows all national team rugby matches live, as well as all Super Rugby fixtures, the Currie Cup, Varsity Rugby and certain top high school and club matches. Most matches have commentary in both English and Afrikaans, with a growing number also featuring a Xhosa feed. SuperSport 1 also broadcasts live golf.
SuperSport 2 primarily shows Cricket. All international cricket involving the South African national cricket team, as well as certain domestic cricket, is shown on this channel. This channel also broadcasts other sport such as Motorsports including Formula One and World Rally Championship, motorcycle racing including MotoGP and the Superbike World Championship and Cycling.
SuperSport 3 is a 24-hour soccer channel, the first of its kind in Africa. SuperSport has the exclusive rights of telecasting the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, the FA Cup and other major soccer tournaments.
SuperSport 4 focuses mainly on domestic soccer matches in South Africa and other African countries through live broadcasts, magazine shows and highlights. They now show Premier Soccer League (PSL) matches every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday as part of their “Supa Diski” shows. The channel also shows many PSL themed news and talk shows under the “PSL TV” brand. These shows air at least one new show nightly. They include Exxtra Time, Back Pages, Mzansi Legends, National First Division Show, PSL News, Thursday Night Live With Robert Marawa, Love PSL and various club magazine shows. All local matches have Zulu with most having Sotho as well. As of August 2017, WWE Raw and WWE SmackDown air live on early Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, respectively. The programs however air on SuperSport 7 live outside of South Africa.
SuperSport 5 broadcasts different sports such as Golf, Motorsport, Tennis, swimming, athletics etc. It shows live as well as highlights. It also shows soccer when there is an overflow from the Supersport 3 channel.
SuperSport 6 is an alternate Cricket channel. When there are two or more cricket matches at the same time, the other match is shown on this channel. It also broadcasts Motorsport, athletics, tennis and a variety of other sports and magazine programmes.
SuperSport 7 also broadcasts a variety of sports including boxing, soccer, athletics, Motorsport, Golf and Tennis. It broadcasts matches live as well as shows and highlights. SuperSport 7 also broadcasts La Liga and Premier League matches, as well as prime time replays of WWE programming.
SuperSport 8 primarily broadcasts locally produced highlights packages of the minor sports, including Mountainbiking, Fishing, Trail Running & Motorsport, amongst others. It is used as an overflow channel and broadcasts in Standard Definition.
SuperSport Blitz is the channel which broadcasts news and updates regarding different sports from around the world. It was originally called Supersport Update with news in a longer format to that which it is now. This channel is designed to update viewers with updates of scores and results of matches. When there is more than one PSL match available, additional matches will be shown here.
SuperSport 11 Only airs WWE and NXT programming
SuperSport Maximo is the Portuguese-language channel broadcasting the same events from the other SuperSport channels. It is available mainly in the countries of Lusophone Africa, but also in other African countries including South Africa (only for SuperSport Maximo 1).