National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) has received a major boost after Multichoice Kenya announced Sh.1million sponsorship for the Kenya Olympics Team.
In addition to the Olympic kitty SuperSport via DStv and GOtv, will capture 306 Olympic live events in Rio de Janeiro, with no fewer than seven 24-hour channel being broadcast.
Handing over the Cheque to NOCK, SuperSport East Africa General Manager Auka Gacheo said his company is committed to the development of sports in the Region.
“We are happy to support NOCK with a small token in addition to the content we are delivering to East Africans” said Mr. Gacheo.
NOCK Chairman Kipchoge Keino expressed his confident saying “the agreement is the beginning of good and great things to happen” ahead of Rio 2016.
“Kenya has excellent potential all around and sponsorship by MultiChoice is one step to drive our game to the next level.”
Four channels ,SS4,SS5,SS6,SS7 plus three additional channels SS12,SS13, andSS14 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.
Blitz channel will broadcast regular updates and direct viewers to the big events of the day.
SuperSport will also broadcast the Paralympic Games from September 7-18.There will be two dedicated 24-hour channels:SS13 and SS14,available to premium customers.
OLYMPIC SPORT CHANNELS
SS4 Opening ceremony,swimming,athletic,marathon,walk,closing ceremony.
SS5 Hockey,handball,volleyball beach and indoors),gymnastics,trampoline.
SS6 Tennis,basketball,four cycling disciplines,table tennis, badminton.
SS12 Olympics News Channel
SS13 Water sport:rowing,diving
SS14 Fencing,modern pentathlon,equestrian.
SS1 Golf,Sevens Rugby(When not clashing with live non-Olympic sport).
SS3 Football (when not clashing with live non-Olympic sport)