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Watch Namibia rise at the Olympics with MultiChoice

Watch Namibia rise at the Olympics with MultiChoice

With the Tokyo Olympics in full swing, MultiChoice Namibia will showcase Namibian athletes through its dedicated SuperSport channels.

Airing every medal event live, SuperSport’s coverage of the Olympic games will include eight 24-hour channels on DStv and for the first time ever, GOtv will dedicate four channels to the Olympics, including the opening and closing ceremonies as well as 24-hour Olympic news and highlights.

“We are excited for our athletes and are in full support of watching them go for gold.” says MultiChoice Namibia Managing Director, Roger Gertze. “In our local campaign, we featured Namibian athletes to bring it home and create a connection to Namibian supporters. Our aim is to encourage the athletes in their respective sport codes.”

Prior to golden girls Beatrice Masilingi and Christine Mboma departing to Tokyo, MultiChoice Namibia met with the athletes for an exclusive interview for its vodcast The Digital Dish.

“I’m really happy that I got the Explora decoder for my family to watch me while I’m racing in Tokyo,” Masilingi said. “Thank you for all the support that I have received from my family and friends out there as well as the companies that have been sponsoring me.”

Mboma echoed Masilingi’s sentiments, while sharing her eagerness to race. “It’s a big competition for me,” she said. “I’d just like to do my best.”

It has been three years since Botha has been training with the girls, and through a strict regiment, believes they will excel during the Olympics.

Those who are eager to watch the duo compete have the opportunity to either connect or upgrade. For DStv, the Access package will include two channels while the Family package features four. Compact viewers can watch six channels dedicated to the Olympics while Compact Plus viewers can access eight channels. Premium subscribers have access to nine channels, including the Grandstand channel.

GOtv will spread the sport across four channels: opening and closing ceremonies, athletics, swimming, basketball (GOtv Max – SS Football); boxing, judo, taekwondo, wrestling, weight lifting, karate (GOtv Max – SS LaLiga); football, basketball (GOtv Plus – Select 1); 24-hour Olympic news and highlights, plus football (GOtv Value – Select 2).

The DStv App including Showmax will carry Olympic making it an easy platform on which users can access what interests them.

To express support to Namibian athletes Beatrice Masilingi and Christine Mboma, as well as their coach Henk Botha, MultiChoice Namibia sponsored 3 DStv Explora decoders to the team.


Roger Gertze, MultiChoice Namibia Managing Director; Abbelene Boer, MultiChoice Namibia’s Head: Marketing; coach Henk Both; Beatrice Masilingi and Christine Mboma. (MultiChoiceNamibia).


 

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