MultiChoice Malawi has said all digital satellite television (DStv) subscribers in Malawi will continue to enjoy uninterrupted live English Premier League matches until 2022.
MultiChoice sales and marketing manager Chimwemwe Nyirenda made the remarks during a media retreat at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi.
He said DStv has exclusive rights to beam all 380 games from the current 2017/18 up to the 2021/2022 season in the entire region of sub-Saharan Africa.
“These live matches have been distributed across the DStv and GOtv brands such that every subscriber from those on premium to the lowest bouquet, Access, which is only K7 600, are now watching live football. This is unlike previously when live premier league football was only available on Premium and Compact-Plus bouquets,” he said.
Nyirenda also used the platform in Mangochi to advise Malawians not to pay subscription in South Africa, saying it is not worth it.
“Those who pay subscription in South Africa now have to think twice. Compact subscription in South Africa is now at R365 which is almost K20 000. When you add to that the charge of sending money to South Africa it makes paying in South Africa even more expensive than here at home,” explained Nyirenda.
He said compact subscribers can now enjoy all premier league matches on SS223, Laliga matches on SS227, South Africa’s PSL matches on SS224, African leagues on SS229 and repeats on SS 230 and SS228.
During the media retreat, journalists played mock premier league five-aside tournament among themselves.
The journalists were grouped in four teams namely Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal.
The teams played each other in a round robin and Manchester United triumphed. n