Multichoice Confirms SuperSport Channels Won’t Air AFCON 2023
Multichoice, the South African pay TV giant, has officially announced that its SuperSport channels will not be airing the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) scheduled to take place in Ivory Coast.
This decision follows the Confederation of African Football (CAF) awarding exclusive rights for Sub-Saharan Africa to New World TV.
In a statement released by Multichoice, the company acknowledged its failure to secure broadcasting rights for the prestigious football tournament. The SuperSport channels, known for providing extensive sports coverage, will not be showcasing AFCON 2023 matches.
The statement clarified, “SuperSport Channel will not broadcast the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 scheduled for January 13th – February 11th, 2024, because the channel has not secured the rights to broadcast the tournament.
However, AFCON 2023 games will be available through our partner broadcast stations on Free to Air (FTA) channels.
“Multichoice Africa remains committed to ensuring football fans across Africa continue to enjoy unrivalled access to entertainment and football games available on DStv and GOtv platforms including, the Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, Zambian Super League and many more of football’s most prestigious competitions,” the statement concluded.