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Rio 2016 How Nigerians can watch Olympics Games

In a statement from SuperSport, it was revealed that all 306 Olympic events will be shown live across seven channels on DStv and 3 channels on GOtv.

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A journalist walks in front of a screen with olympics logos during the medal launching ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 14, 2016. play A journalist walks in front of a screen with olympics logos during the medal launching ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 14, 2016. (REUTERS/Sergio Moraes)

With the 2016 Olympic Games kicking off on Friday, August, 5, Nigerian have no place on TV to watch the actions than World of Champions, SuperSport.

In a statement from SuperSport, it was revealed that all 306 Olympic events will be shown live across seven channels on DStv and 3 channels on GOtv.

SuperSport channels on DStv and GOtv will capture the moments h from every angle with no fewer than seven 24-hour channels being broadcast.

"With 306 medal sets available, SuperSport will broadcast live every gold-medal event, ensuring unprecedented coverage of the sport spectacle. There will be more than 2500 hours of the Olympics broadcast over 15 days," the statement reads.

Four channels , SS4, SS5, SS6, SS7 plus three additional channels, SS12, SS13 and SS14, will be dedicated to the Rio Games, while other channels like SS1 and SS3 will, where available, carry overflow content, chiefly Sevens rugby, golf and soccer.

SS12 will be a dedicated 24-hour Olympic news channel which will be produced by the International Olympic Committee.

GOgetters will experience the Olympics on three pop-up channels, SS5, SS7 and SS12, for the duration of the sporting event. Coverage will include Olympics news, Boxing, basketball, football, Gymnastics and Weightlifting.

In addition, the Blitz channel will broadcast regular updates and direct viewers to the big events of SuperSport will also have roving reporters in Rio with Crystal Arnold, Carol Tshabalala, James Wokabi and Rui de Oliveira (Portuguese) reporting directly from various venues and the team village.

Multiple live feeds will be made available to SuperSport, which will then select the best content, much of it with a Pan-African leaning, for the Olympic channels.

Given that many of the major events will take place in the very early mornings – Nigeria is four hours ahead of Brazil – video-on- demand will be a major component of SuperSport’s Olympic coverage.

Extensive event highlights will be available via the DStv Catch Up service, which will include every gold medal-winning performance.

Olympic Sport Channels

SS4         Opening ceremony, swimming, athletics, marathon, walk, closing ceremony.
SS5         Hockey, handball, volleyball (beach and indoors), gymnastics, trampoline.
SS6         Tennis, basketball, four cycling disciplines, table tennis, badminton.
SS7         Boxing, weight lifting, judo.
SS12       Olympic News Channel.
SS13       Watersport: rowing, diving, etc.
SS14       Fencing, modern pentathlon, equestrian.
SS12, SS13 and SS14 (channels 212, 213 and 214) will be available in all territories.
SS1         Golf, Sevens rugby (when not clashing with live non-Olympic sport).
SS3         Football (when not clashing with live non-Olympic sport).

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