MTN8 final on all media platforms
The battle for the R8 million comes down to a face-off between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs, in a match for which SuperSport will roll out no fewer than 28 High Definition cameras.
The equipment will include the revolutionary, ultra-slow-motion phantom camera used at the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
This time, the broadcast won’t be limited to television, as the recent extension of the PSL broadcasting rights included both mobile and Internet platforms.
This means that football-loving South Africans who won’t be in front of a television on Saturday evening need not miss out on the action.
Supersport.com will be live streaming the match on the Internet while another revolutionary gadget, the DStv Mobile Drifta, will ensure that those on the move can keep up with the action on the pitch.
Social media will also be a broadcast platform, with Carol Manana keeping SuperSport Football Facebook and Twitter users up-to-speed with minute-by-minute live updates.
Goalmouth winner Maphale Moloi and runner-up Songezo Mabece will make their debut as a mixed-language commentary duo, commentating in English and seSotho.
The evergreen Zama Masondo (isiZulu) and Mark Gleeson and Shaun Bartlett (English) complete the three-language commentary option line-up.
Robert Marawa, with Zane Moosa and Farouk Khan as guests, will unpack the three-hour broadcast. Phumlani Msibi will be running the touchline for pre- and post-match interviews with Ian Gorowa and Johnny “Black Sunday” Masegela, while Sotho Lenkoe will reflect the pressure of the fans in the stands.
Orlando Pirates vs. Kaizer Chiefs
SSHD2, SS4, SS Internet 4 (from 7.30pm)