Following a disastrous 6 Nations campaign, the Red Rose suffered a series defeat to South Africa in the summer. And things are about to get a whole lot tougher, with four huge international matches exclusively live on Sky Sports this November. The Red Rose kick off their autumn campaign against South Africa at Twickenham this Saturday, before taking on the might of New Zealand and Australia, plus a potentially tricky clash with Japan.
This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The channel immediately showed its intention to include sport in its programming line-up, by securing exclusive rights of an important Currie Cup match between Transvaal and Western Province for its first ever broadcast.
M-Net SuperSport expanded its range of coverage, including live overseas rugby, cricket, golf, boxing and cycling. Following South Africa's readmission into international cricket, SuperSport scored another marketing coup by securing exclusive rights to the Cricket World Cup.
Following this deal, rugby gradually ceased broadcasting on the SABC , while SuperSport became a carrier of live rugby broadcasts.
At the same time, Naspers expanded its pay-television operations to a satellite carrier. With the launch of DStv in , SuperSport became a multi-channel network and an independent brand, although it was still primarily associated with M-Net.
The network made full use of the satellite platform to expand its sports offering: For the Olympic Games, six channels are generally used for live events. The deal stipulated that some matches had to be shared with the SABC.
DStv viewers can no longer watch sports events on M-Net, although terrestrial subscribers still get feeds on the main channel, as well as the Community Services Network CSN. A Premier Soccer League team bears the channel's name.
SuperSport United F. 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 2[ edit ] 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.
SuperSport 3[ edit ] SuperSport 3 is a hour soccer channel, the first of its kind in Africa.
SuperSport 4[ edit ] SuperSport 4 focuses mainly on domestic soccer matches in South Africa and other African countries through live broadcasts, magazine shows and highlights. These shows air at least one new show nightly. All local matches have Zulu and Sesotho commentary.
The programs however air on SuperSport 7 live outside of South Africa. As this channel is locally oriented, it is included on the Compact bouquet.
SuperSport 5[ edit ] SuperSport 5 broadcasts different sports such as Golf , Motorsport , Tennis , swimming, athletics etc. It shows live as well as highlights. It also shows football matches when there is an overflow from the Supersport 3 channel.
SuperSport 6[ edit ] 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[ edit ] 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 matches live and repeats of previously played matches, highlights, La Liga news and La Liga match analysis. It is used as an overflow channel and broadcasts in Standard Definition.
SuperSport Blitz[ edit ] 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.