The countdown to the 2018 FIFA World Cup will begin in earnest this month on DStv and GOtv when the switch is flipped on yet another exciting 24-hour pop-up channel dedicated to the much-anticipated tournament.

This follows MultiChoice’s recent announcement of the ‘History of Football’ pop-up channel to be launched on DStv in association with A+E Networks International on May 28 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 latest World Cup dedicated pop-up channel, SuperSport 14 (SS14), will go live on all DStv packages two months ahead of the soccer feast on April 18 with an assortment of exciting content including great legacy footage, highlights, documentaries, FIFA films, classic matches and interviews.

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From Wednesday April 25, GOtv customers on the GOtv Max and GOtv Plus packages will also be treated to the pop-up channel which will also feature exclusive and rare archive footage of football’s best moments and matches on channel 36 (Ghana: channel 136; Uganda: channel 336).

Charles Hamya, the General Manager MultiChoice Uganda, said: “Our World Cup programming delivers value to customers over and above the 64 games we’re already offering them. This pop up channel will be just the required release subscribers need as they warm up towards the tournament. This is an opportunity to recap on some of the greatest matches, players and coaches ever to grace the game.”

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.

Viewers can also tune in to Maximo 1, Maximo 2 and Maximo 360 for Portuguese-language coverage.

Leading the challenge for Africa will be Team Senegal, Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco.


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