GINX esports TV is to launch on DStv on May 1st 2017.

The 24/7 esports and gaming network will be available to stream on DStv Now and from May 1st, 2017. The deal also includes selected GINX esports TV content being simulcast on the SuperSport channels.

Michiel Bakker, CEO of GINX esports TV, commented: “We’re delighted to bring GINX esports TV to South Africa. It’s an exciting time to be launching in a country with such a rapidly growing eSports scene. GINX esports TV will provide South African fans with the biggest and best events from around the globe. We also look forward to working closely with MultiChoice and SuperSport to broadcast local eSports events.

Gideon Khobane, CEO of SuperSport, said: “The deal with GINX is a massive leap forward and signals our intention to embrace the newest sport out there. There is a real buzz around esports and we want to be part of that.”

The global esports genre is growing exponentially, with hundreds of millions of fans who watch popular online gamers around the world. According to a recently published report, by Ericsson ConsumerLab, 40% of young adults and 20% of young women watch eSports content.

GINX esports TV will be available to DStv Access, Family, Compact, Extra and Premium customers, as well as to Compact, Extra and Premium customers on our DStv Now service online and on the app.

Live blocks will be broadcast on DStv with Mondays and Fridays featuring live show “The BRIDGE” and Saturdays and Sundays featuring five-hour broadcast slots.

The launch comes in the wake of a number of other significant launches for GINX esports TV, including OSN across the MENA region and the Canadian SuperChannel network.

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