By Gugu Lourie
Soccer, rugby and cricket are an obsession for sports fanatics in South Africa. Some people are armchair critics of those sports, while watching them on their pay-TV sets. So how can a mobile phone app keep sports lovers glued to their TV screens?
It seems SuperSport mobile app has found a solution for sports nuts and hard-core fans.
The SuperSport app now has 992 000 active monthly users, and live streaming on the SuperSport website averages 722 000 video streams per month.
Those users are fans of Kaiser Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Bloemfontein Celtics, The Sharks, Bulls, Stormers, Proteas, Bafana Bafana, Banyana Banyana, Springboks, etc.
MultiChoice, which owns SuperSport, said in the past year the firm has continued to develop SuperSport’s applications for Android, Windows and iOS platforms, adding match, and team and score notifications.
This might be a formula to keep those sports fanatics coming back for more on your mobile app.
SuperSport, the World of Champions, is biggest funder of sport in Africa. It continues to invest in local leagues at all levels by paying broadcast licence fees, upskilling local administrators and production crews, improving facilities, helping to professionalise local leagues and helping federations obtain sponsorships.
SuperSport’s array of live coverage includes the major World Cup tournaments, the Olympic Games, the golf majors, the tennis Grand Slam events, F1, plus most major and local leagues of the important sports codes.
The SuperSport app is available for download for free at the App Store on your iOS/Android tablet or smartphone.
As a DStv Premium subscriber with an active PVR, and are registered with DStv Connect, you’ll be able to watch most of the big games available on SuperSport through the app.