MultiChoice adds ESPN 1 for DStv Access subscribers


28 November 2023, Johannesburg: MultiChoice is excited to announce that ESPN 1, one of the two channels on DStv from America’s leading sports entertainment brand, will now be available to DStv Access subscribers.

From December 1, 2023, it will be included in DStv’s fast-growing Access platform, bringing its unique blend of adrenalin-fueled entertainment and all the sporting action to a brand-new audience. Subscribers can now enjoy the best of American sporting leagues and international sports, including a selection of European soccer leagues, with the addition of ESPN 1 on DStv Channel 218.

This means that basketball and American football fans subscribing to this package will from now on gain access to an exciting world of champions and be able to watch, among others, the nail-biting National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Football League (NFL) action.

“We continue to monitor viewership trends and are thrilled to be adding ESPN 1 for our DStv Access customers. 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 South Africa.

“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.

In an extra bonus, ESPN 1 will be broadcasting a thrilling 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, Director: Sport for The Walt Disney Company Africa.

Lovers of sport on this channel will now be able to dive into action featuring the like of Steph Curry, Patrick Mahomes, Mike Trout and Nneka Ogwumike. Added to this, select Serie A, EPL and La Liga fixtures and sports magazine shows will continue to be available on Access.

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