Absa Currie Cup live streaming
There have been a number of queries around SuperSport.com's exclusive
live streaming of an Absa Currie Cup match each weekend, so we'll do our
best to try and clarify exactly what the thinking and drive behind this
online feature is.
It is not taking the
place of a TV broadcast
Why is the fourth Currie
Cup game not on TV if cameras are there?
- The live stream is in addition to SuperSport's normal rugby
schedule, and has not replaced a slot that was previously on TV.
SuperSport has only ever screened three Currie Cup games live on a
weekend, so SuperSport.com's live streaming is added value to DStv
Why is my team not being
screened on TV this weekend?
- Unfortunately, we do not have enough Outside Broadcast
facilities to the cover all Currie Cup matches on a particular weekend.
The matches that are streamed live on SuperSport.com are not of the
same quality as those that are broadcast on SuperSport's TV channels.
- We send a much smaller facility to one of the games each
week. This facility has just three cameras, and no ability to show
graphics or replays, and we feel that we cannot in good conscience show
such a production on one of our channels as it cannot meet the
high broadcasting standards that we are so proud of.
So how do I watch games
- With only three games live each weekend, it is impossible
to please everyone. However, we strive to ensure that over the whole
season there is fair representation across the Currie Cup
What sort of cost am I
- You need to have a valid smart-card number (from the card
in your DStv decoder), and you can click
here to complete our simple sign-up process. You need to be a
DStv subscriber on the African continent.
- You will also need a flash player, which you can download from
- A 1MB line is suggested for viewing (3G is normally this
size). Anything lower than that may result in buffering throughout the
game, and a real stop-start experience.
Who can I contact if I
- This all depends on your contract with your ISP. Obviously
if you have an uncapped line, it will be free. You will use anywhere
between 500 and 700MB watching a full game of rugby, so please contact
your service provider for more details around the cost.