DStv launched a WWE wrestling pop-up channel for August

The new WWE wrestling pop up channel is now launched to DStv until the end of December via Channel 128. The new channel will be available to DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus and DStv Compact subscribers. 

However, DStv Family and DStv Access subscribers will get access to the WWE pop-up channel for three weeks until 21 August. On the pop-up channel, DStv subscribers will be able to watch weekly Raw, SmackDown Live and special events like WrestleMania and the upcoming SummerSlam.

While WWE is struggling in the United States where it is facing new upcoming competition in the form of All Elite Wrestling (AEW). WWE has increasingly been looking to international markets and new territories like South Africa to grow revenue and attract fans and viewership for its content.

SuperSport took over the WWE licensing rights from e.tv in September 2017 with content being shown on SuperSport channels the past two years.

“WWE has proved to be a fantastic acquisition for viewers across the continent,” says Gideon Khobane, SuperSport CEO. “This is a natural evolution that reflects the excitement and growth around our WWE broadcasts.”