Showmax Pro on Tuesday, October 11, announced that they would be broadcasting all 64 matches of the FIFA World Cup in QatarTM live.
The matches will be streamed in 4K, courtesy of Supersport, a first for Africa’s homegrown streaming service.
Reigning world champions France will be defending their title at the FIFA World Cup QatarTM, taking place from 20 November 2022 until the final on 18 December 2022.
This is the first time the FIFA World Cup will be hosted in the Arab world. Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia will be representing Africa.
“We built Showmax Pro with our football-mad continent in mind. We became the first streaming service in Africa to make mobile downloads possible for offline viewing and created the lowest data streaming option on the continent.
"Now we are gearing up for the world’s greatest sports spectacle, which deserves to be seen in the best quality possible, so we’re delighted to introduce 4K for the first time during the FIFA World Cup QatarTM. The 4K stream will have up to 50 frames per second (fps), double the standard 25fps we currently offer," Yolisa Phahle, CEO of Connected Video at MultiChoice, said.