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Good news sports fans! ESPN 1 launches on DStv Access

One of the two channels on DStv from the US sports entertainment brand, will now be available to DStv Access subscribers.
Author: Staff Writer
Thu, Nov 30, 2023

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Sporting fanatics are in for a treat. There’s a new channel in town that will bring its unique blend of adrenaline-fuelled entertainment and all the sporting action to a brand-new audience.

From 1 December 2023, DStv Access subscribers will be able to watch American sporting leagues and international sports, including a selection of European soccer leagues, with the addition of ESPN 1 on DStv Channel 218.

The DStv Access Package is the introductory package to the DStv family, designed to offer choice and value for money. A world of entertainment with channels like Mzansi Wethu, Channel O and local films on Mzansi Bioskop.

Your one-way ticket to thrilling entertainment goes for R129 per month on Decoder with streaming services included. If you want the streaming option only, it will cost you R99 per month. The Access package contains 160+ channels.

Click here to subscribe to DStv Access now

ESPN focuses on US sports such as basketball, football, and baseball, giving fans of these sports in SA a significantly lower entry point to watch them.

"This announcement is our way of rewarding our loyal customers with a wider catalogue of entertaining content to choose from," says Marc Jury, the CEO of MultiChoice SA.

"We are also excited that this move will also give sports fans out there looking to get more, for less, an opportunity to stay in the game and take our offering to be front row of the best sports entertainment in the world," he concludes.

ESPN 1 will also be broadcasting a festive feast of NBA and NFL fixtures on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

"From reliving the greatest moments in sports history to seeing those moments being made, ESPN's compelling content and unique personality is sure to become a complementary addition to the programming for Access subscribers. We look forward to celebrating the achievements and triumphs of both international and local athletes, our quality storytelling and innovative content with a brand new audience of sports fans across the continent," says Kyle de Klerk, Sport Director for The Walt Disney Company Africa.

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