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FIFA World Cup: MultiChoice Uganda unveils local commentators


MultiChoice Uganda, the home of great pay TV entertainment on Wednesday unveiled Ugandan local commentators for the biggest and most revered football tournament, the 2022 World Cup at a press engagement held at the MultiChoice Uganda Head Office in Kololo.

With just 4 days to the official kick-off scheduled for 20th November 2022 in Qatar, MultiChoice revealed that as an African brand for Africans, they continuously focus on providing their SuperSport viewers on DStv and GOtv the best nail-biting sports coverage that caters to their different viewing needs.

While making the announcement, Lois Kwikiriza the Head of Marketing MultiChoice Uganda highlighted that SuperSport acquired the pay-TV rights to air the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on DStv and GOtv in Sub-Saharan Africa for the tournament that will run from 20 November 2022 until 18 December 2022, with SuperSport broadcasting all 64 matches.

“The SuperSport channels will carry live matches, magazine shows and panel discussions with a second channel featuring simultaneous kick-offs and a huge fan element, covered by the English teams on the ground, with inputs from key countries across our territories with an element of multiple language options: English, Pidgin, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, Ki-Swahili, Twi, Swahili, Luganda, Amharic and Portuguese,” Kwikiriza explained.

She revealed that, “For Uganda, we are happy to announce that following a rigorous process, we selected and signed-on six fulltime leads and two standby commentators and analysts who will deliver their commentary in Luganda including; Peace Diana Bagala, Ismail Dhakaba Kigongo, John Vianney Nsimbe, Stuart Kimera, Dumba Sulaiman, Micheal Kigozi, Reuben Luyombo and Henry Kyambadde,” adding that, “all of whom have been at the helm of local football content in the country, and we are confident they will deliver exceedingly.”

Rinaldi Jamugisa the PR and Communications manager MultiChoice Uganda said that the addition of local commentary is in line with their hyperlocal strategy and commitment to enhance their customers’ television experience and delight them with sports content that resonates with their viewing needs and preferences.

“Our viewers can leverage the DStv App or ShowmaxPro to catch all 64 games,” adding that, “the language offerings will be available on our DStv and GOtv platforms and customers can use the following process to navigate the language offering:
*Press OPTION button on your DStv/GOtv remote
*Navigate to LANGUAGE
*Then scroll across to choose from the following language options:
English – Original
–Soundtrack 2 of 4
–Soundtrack 3 of 4
–Soundtrack 4 of 4
–Press OK to confirm your choice

In his closing remarks, Jamugisa announced that there will be a public viewing for the kick-off match between Qatar and Ecuador on the 20th Nov 2022 at Legends Grounds. “In collaboration with a strong partner Coca-Cola, we have organized a public viewing for the kick-off match at Legends grounds where the general public will access the grounds to catch the first game that is Qatar Vs Ecuador, that will set the tone for the entire tournament.”

This year’s tournament will attract 32 countries all competing for the first position whose title holder’s France will be defending. All this action will be showing on DStv compact upwards and GOtv Supa only.


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