First match set for September 12 as SuperSport kicks off 2020-21 football season

MultiChoice Kenya is urging Kenyans to sign up to the world’s most popular football extravaganza that kicks off on Friday September 11, 2002. The 2020-21 Premier League season commences on September 12, 2020 and will provide more thrills for SuperSport viewers on DStv and GOtv.

The La Liga season starts on Friday, September 11, 2020 on SS224 followed by Premier League which will kick-off on Saturday, September 12, 2020 with Fulham vs Arsenal at 2:30pm on SS223 and Serie A on Saturday September 19, 2020.

According to Nancy Matimu, the MultiChoice Kenya MD, SuperSport will showcase all 1,140 matches of the new football season by showing all the 380 Premier League matches in its new dedicated channel SuperSport Premier League (223), 380 games from La Liga in its new home SuperSport La Liga (224) and 380 matches of Serie A with DStv and GOtv customers getting access to games available on their specific packages.

(TOP: Nancy Matimu, the Multichoice Kenya MD – centre -, signs a football flunked by Philip Wahome, MultiChoice Kenya Communications Manager – left – and Garama Chome, MultiChoice Kenya’s Head of Sales and Distribution – right – during the announcement of the new football season set to begin on Friday September 11, 2020 on DStv and GOtv). 

“MultiChoice Kenya is all about the power of entertainment to enrich lives through the content that we relentlessly deliver to customers’ TV or mobile-device screens. The beginning of the 2020/21 football season is 2 days away, with the battle set to begin in earnest on 11 September 2020. As we have become accustomed over the years, we are sure it will provide thrills for SuperSport viewers on DStv and GOtv,” said Matimu.

Indeed, SuperSport offers the viewers a truly unrivalled front-row viewing experience which includes the Premier League which has now been extended until 2022 as well as the biggest international football events in the world including La Liga, the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship, UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers, European qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.  MultiChoice is committed to bringing customers unmatched sports content that resonates with them including the following football titles:

  • The Premier League (PL),
  • The UEFA Champions League (UCL),
  • La Liga and
  • Serie A.
  • As part of our football offering, we also have the broadcast rights to the UEFA Nations League (UNL) which begun at the beginning of the month.

According to Matimu, MultiChoice listens to its customers and the most exciting thing is that we heard DStv and GOtv customers and enhanced their TV viewing experience. “SuperSport has reorganized its sports channels and re-named them in accordance with the different sports genre they carry to ensure you get the most and the best,” said Matimu.

This new strategy will align channel names and indicate a clear destination for fans’ favourite sports. A new channel, SuperSport Grandstand, will become the home of the day’s live sport. The channels have been renamed and currently sit as follows: – 

DStv Live Football Channels for Kenya are as follows:

Package Channel Games
Premium 221 Grandstand: Best of all UCL/EPL/Series A etc. simulcast, few exclusive games
Compact Plus 222 Football Plus: Best UCL games, overflow football, game highlights, goal summaries, etc.
Compact 223 Premier League: Home of EPL (& FA Cup)including overflow UCL, Europa League, FIFA, etc. (with priority for EPL)
Family 224 La Liga: Home of La Liga, can include overflow/repeat UCL, Europa League, FIFA, etc. (with priority for La Liga)


255 SuperSport Football:  Selected “Access” games of EPL/La Liga/Serie A, PSL/African football, others and repeats

GOtv Live Football Channels in Kenya are as follows:

Package Channels Games
Plus 31 Selected “Access” games of EPL/La Liga/Serie A, PSL/African football, other football and repeats
Max 32 Home of La Liga, can include overflow/repeat UCL, Europa League, FIFA, etc. (with priority for La Liga)
Max 33 Serie A, overflow of African football, selected repeats for UFC/WWE, relevant variety
Max 34 African football and coverage of other local events, international selected content
Value 35 African football and coverage of other local events, international selected content
Plus 36 Porto sports channel with FTA football and other “Access” type programming

DStv customers can purchase the HD DStv Zappa decoder plus one-month subscription on the DStv Access package for only Kshs 1,999. DStv customers can also enjoy a range of content available on DStv Access package, with an option to upgrade to any of the other four DStv packages – Premium, Compact Plus, Compact or Family – to suit their preferred family viewing needs.

DStv customers can also sign up to DStv Now to enjoy all the extra entertainment and live TV viewing options on the move. Customers can watch DStv Now on smartphones, tablets and smart TV’s by downloading the DStv Now App from the Apple Store and Google play store.

GOtv customers can get the GOtv decoder plus one-month GOtv Max subscription for Kshs 1,999 to enjoy clear picture quality, widest terrestrial signal coverage across Kenya, parental control features and over 45 entertainment channels.

Customers can purchase decoders from all MultiChoice Kenya branches, major supermarkets, dealers, agents and retailers country wide.


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