Just days after launching the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Kenya, MultiChoice is proud to announce the launch of more pop-up channels dedicated to the much-anticipated world tournament.
Two World Cup dedicated pop-up channels, SuperSport 14 (SS14) on DStv and the FIFA Channel (GOtv Channel 36) are set to launch tomorrow and next Wednesday respectively, two months ahead of the soccer feast.
From tomorrow, Wednesday 18th 2018, DStv subscribers on all packages (Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Acess) will be treated to an assortment of exciting content including great legacy footage, highlights, documentaries, FIFA films, classic matches and interviews on SuperSport 14. GOtv customers on the GOtv Max and GOtv Plus packages will also be treated to the same content on the FIFA pop-up channel from Wednesday 25 April on GOtv Channel 36.
DStv subscribers will also be treated to another pop-up channel, the History of Football to be launched on DStv in association with A+E Networks International on 28 May to delight DStv Premium, Compact+ and Compact customers with 14 days of original, globally-focused premium documentary series, short form specials and a selection of FIFA World Cup films.
The pop-up channels on DStv and GOtv will also feature warm-up matches to get fans fired up for the kick-off beginning in mid-June. Thereafter, all 64 World Cup matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be available on all DStv packages as well as on the GOtv Max and Plus packages, while GOtv Value customers can view a total of 56 World Cup games. GOtv Lite customers can also enjoy a select number of fixtures available on free-to-air channels.
And even though Harambee Stars will not be at the world tournament, Kenyans might just catch a glimpse of Kenyan referee Aden Marwa, who will be representing the country at this year’s FIFA World Cup. Marwa is part of the 63 assistants who will aid 36 referees in presiding over the 64 games of the World Cup. This will be the second time the Secondary School Chemistry teacher will be at the much-anticipated tournament, after serving in Brazil in 2014. Marwa, who will be traveling to Russia on the 3rd of June, is currently in Florence, Italy, for a seminar on the World Cup.
The pop-up channels go in line with MultiChoice’s commitment of keeping with its promise of making great entertainment accessible to its subscribers.