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SuperSport wins gold with Olympic coverage

Written by TVSA Team from the blog SuperSport on 21 Jul 2016
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We're two weeks away from the 2016 Rio Olympics and SuperSport's warming up for the occasion with an Olympic sized offering of coverage.

They're lining up seven dedicated channels with 24-hour coverage, which will feature 2500 hours of broadcast over 15 days. There needs to be a gold medal for how much Olympics you can watch!

These are the seven channels and their coverage:

SS4        
Opening ceremony, swimming, athletics, marathon, walking, closing ceremony.

SS5        
Hockey, handball, volleyball (beach and indoors), gymnastics, trampoline.

SS6        
Tennis, basketball, four cycling disciplines, table tennis, badminton.

SS7        
Boxing, weight lifting, judo.

SS12       
Olympic News Channel. This is a 24-hour channel produced by the International Olympic Committee.

SS13      
Water sport: rowing, diving, etc.

SS14      
Fencing, modern pentathlon, equestrian.

The Blitz channel will broadcast regular updates and direct viewers to the big events of the day.

SuperSport will have roving reporters in the action with Crystal Arnold, Carol Tshabalala, James Wokabi and Rui de Oliveira (Portuguese) reporting from various venues and the team village.

Ryk Neethling will be at the pool providing insights into Chad Le Clos, Michael Phelps, Cameron van der Burgh, Kirsty Coventry etc.

80 staff members will be involved in producing the live broadcasts out of SuperSport HQ in Joziburg with another 20 involved in production at the International Broadcast Centre in Rio.

Because we're five hours ahead of Rio, many of the headline events will air in the early morning. Catch-up will feature highlights of these which will include every gold medal-winning performance.

It's clearly going to be an all consuming, immersive experience of seeing people pushing themselves to the M.A.X. Bring it on!

The Games start on 5 August and end on the 21st.

PS: If you're fit enough to watch any other sport in the two weeks you'll find it on SS1 and SS3. SS1 will feature golf and Sevens rugby (when not clashing with other live non-Olympic sport) and SS3 will feature soccer (when not clashing with other live non-Olympic sport).
 

 

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