Multichoice adds HDTV sports ch
Chris Forrester

Multichoice South Africa will add a new HDTV sports channel to its DStv line up.

Making its debut on Dec 26 the additional sports channel , SuperSport HD, will initially cover an important cricket test match between South Africa and the visiting England team. The channel will step up into 24-hour mode on February 12, coinciding with start of the 2010 Rugby ‘Super 14' competition.

"We are pleased that we are able to make this viewing experience part of our DStv offering. High Definition is the new international television standard and MultiChoice would like to ensure that our customers are always kept abreast of new developments. The new Supersport HD channel will make viewing sport on DStv an even more exciting and rewarding experience," said Nico Meyer, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa.

SuperSport HD is Multichoice's second high-def channel.