By Duncan Mlanjira
Digital Satellite Television (DStv) Compact bouquet will from Tuesday, February 23 be carrying two new SuperSport channels that feature the world’s best football leagues — the Barclays Premier League (EPL) and the Spanish La Liga — which were exclusive for DStv Premier bouquet.
On top of that the Compact bouquet will also beam the Euro 2016 which kicks off on June 10 and ends on July 11.
All this, MultiChoice Malawi says, will be at no extra cost as one way of the service providers’ key priorities to put its subscribers’ needs at the heart of everything it does.
“We’re excited that we can now deliver the best football action in the world to our Compact subscribers while ensuring that this development doesn’t negatively impact them financially,” said MultiChoice’s Managing Director Stephen Knight at a press conference at Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel on Tuesday, February 23.
The two new sports channels, SuperSport 11 (DStv channel 211) and SuperSport 12 (DStv channel 212) are already up and running on Compact dedicated to showcasing the EPL and La Liga with SuperSport 11 featuring Saturday’s match between long-time rivals, Arsenal and Manchester United.
SuperSport 12 shall carry La Liga’s biggest event, El Clasico derby between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou on April 3 in which Barcelona could claim their 24th La Liga crown if they win that match.
On top of that Compact subscribers will also enjoy other exciting matches including between Real Madrid against Atletico Madrid on February 27, Barcelona v Sevilla on February 28 while Valencia will take on Atletico Madrid on March 6.
“As part of MultiChoice Africa’s ongoing efforts to improve our products, DStv Compact subscribers can even look forward to even more exciting sport and entertainment this year,” Knight said. “The Euro 2016 tournament which will kick off on 10th June until 10th July on the new SuperSport channels will keep our football loving subscribers enthralled while they wait for the next season to start in August 2016.
“To further our efforts to ensure that our DStv Compact subscribers continue to enjoy this great offering at a price they can afford, the DStv Compact price will be from K25,000. We also have a special offer for the new DStv HD Zappa decoders reduced to K16,999.
“One of MultiChoice’s key priorities it to put our subscribers’ needs at the heart of everything we do and since these have been tough economic times for everyone, we realised our subscribers could use some good news,” Knight said.