Following the SuperSport Olymics coverage announced earlier on (see: http://forum.dstv.com/showthread.php...013#post126013
), please see below some quick key facts:
Build up to London 2012
7 June Team Announcement, SuperSport Blitz / 50-day countdown starts
2-26 July Olympic Countdown studio show
June/July throughout - Olympic Memories and Olympic Dreams, featuring Olympic vignettes with famous winners and medal aspirants
27 July 8 24-hour channels launch: 4 SD and 4 HD *1 new HD for Olympics
o SD Channels: SS4 (Gold), SS5 (Silver), SS6 (Bronze), SS7 (Spirit)
o HD Channels: SSHD2 (Gold), SSHD3 (Silver), SSHD4 (Bronze), SSHD5 (Spirit)
o SS3 will feature football on certain days
The popular Blitz channel will provide rolling coverage and live updates
Other DStv Channels
KykNET (channel 111) - Toks n Tjops will be reborn for Olympics
Magic World (channel 112) - daily 2-hour highlights package during Olympics from 6-8 am
London Calling will be broadcast on weekends (8a-9.30am), with an additional show on Womens Day (August 9).
Mind the Gap will be a daily 15-minute show hosted by Neil Andrews and former Olympic football champion Daniel Amokachi. This will be broadcast daily before and after the Olympic evening sessions.
DStv Mobile: SS1, SS2, SS3 and SS4 (Gold) available
Live streaming of SS4 (Gold) channel daily from 9am during the Olympics.
DStv On Demand on PVRs : highlights from the three sessions daily, plus the opening and closing ceremonies. Olympic Memories and Olympic Dreams, plus daily Olympic updates and Mind the Gap
SuperSport.com will have a dedicated Olympic section from June onwards on web, mobile and as an app.
SuperSport Facebook and twitter will link to Olympic videos, retweets, current news - #ssolympics
SuperFan social interaction driven on broadcast shows from 4 July
These will be available on all the places where DStv schedules are available DStv.com, mobi sites, iPhone and Android apps, and on decoders. Printable schedules are also available on DStv.com.
There are 3 Olympic sessions daily morning, afternoon and evening. The broadcasts will be structured around these sessions.
29 Aug 9 Sept: SS6 will broadcast every day, with emphasis on African and SA contestants
6-11pm daily: finals with live coverage and days best moments