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Not connected to DStv yet?! You better, because exciting times are here for subscribers giving them not just exciting festive content but also the addition of two new channels at no extra cost. Not sure what to watch? Here are some highlights for your entertainment.

The season for giving is around the corner and DStv is officially on a drive to offer its customers more value and more choice with an ever-evolving and enhanced television experience for the whole family this coming festive season! MultiChoice is delighted to have reached an agreement with Da Vinci Kids and Curiosity Stream which launched on the 12thof November.

Da Vinci Kids, is a Kids edutainment channel, inspired by its namesake, groundbreaking artist, scientist and inventor, Leonardo Da Vinci. Available on channel 318, it aspires to illustrate the beauty and wonders of human curiosity and its explorations, be it in science, arts or innovation. The new edutainment channel will amaze and delight DStv with a range of fun educational programming for kids and whole families alike filled with humor, imagination and meaningful educational takeaways that cover Science, Math & Tech, Play & Make; History & Personalities; Culture; Life & Nature and Sports & Leisure. This is available to customers on Family and above bouquets. This is a great addition for kids edutainment for Happier Kids!

Delivering exclusive nonfiction documentaries and series about science, nature, history, technology, society and lifestyle. Available on CH 186 on Compact Plus & Premium bouquets, this will thrill non-fiction lovers. The Secrets of Quantum Physics, The Rise and Fall of T-Rex, Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places, and many more are some of the shows to air on the channel, starting 15th November

Dee Dee Blanchard is overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy, who is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her mother. Gypsy’s quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, which ultimately leads to murder. The stranger-than-fiction true-crime series is based on a 2016 BuzzFeed article that detailed the shocking 2015 crime. Oscar winner Patricia Arquette and Oscar nominee Chloë Sevigny star in this brand-new real-life miniseries. The Act is a sure must watch! Premiered Monday 11th Monday and running till 30th December at 8:00pm on Mnet CH 102

The documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey promises a behind-the-scenes look at the Sussexes’ recent visit to southern Africa. It shows the Duchess of Sussex opening about her struggles with motherhood in the public eye for the first time. Royal fans, this is for you! Thursday 14th November on ITV Choice (CH 123)

There are manipulators in the midst, scheming right under everyone’s noses. Even with people trusted the most, there may be something sinister lying beneath the surface — a plot set in motion by someone close with a deadly motive. This true-crime series, Someone You Thought You Knew, tells stories of actual murders committed not by strangers but by someone the victim knew, someone hiding in plain sight, or someone leading a double life. These wolves in sheep’s clothing use deception as a weapon to try to get away with murder. A new season starts Friday 15th November at 7:50pm on Investigation Discovery (171)

Extinct or Alive is an American wildlife documentary television programme produced for Animal Planet by Hot Snakes Media of New York City, the United States. It is hosted by conservationist and television personality Forrest Galante, who travels to different locations around the globe to learn about possibly extinct animals and whether or not there is a chance that they may still be extant. The series has been involved in the possible rediscovery of five animals, namely the Zanzibar leopard, the Pondicherry shark, the Fernandina Island Galápagos tortoise, the Miller’s grizzled langur, and the Cape lion. Sunday 17th November on Discovery Channel 121.

Starring award winning actors, Idris Elba and Taraji P Hanson, No Good Deed tells the story of a woman who encounters an unstable escaped convict who terrorizes her and her two kids. Friday 15th November on BET (CH 121) at 7:30pm.

Elizabeth Gilbert’s perfect world comes shattering down when she gets divorced. She then embarks on a journey across the world to rediscover her true self.  Julia Roberts stars in Eat Pray Love, Sunday November 16th on 5pm on MMovies Zone (303)

New Series Alert!!!! Lady Luck is about a young woman named Bhoomi who has to choose between her married life and professional life after she marries Anshuman “Maan” Prajapati from a rich traditional family.

It also narrates the story of two families from Madhya Pradesh. The Prajapatis – a respectable upper-class family with an established family business headed by Vasundhara Prajapati who the decision-maker in all the important aspects is also related to her family members.

In contrast to this family is The Shuklas who are a traditional upper middle-class family with a business in gems and stones.

Lady Luck is coming to Zee World (CH 166) starting this Thursday, November 14th at 4:00pm on DStv. Stay connected!

Four brothers work together to discover more about their mystic ninja powers and the hidden magical realm beneath the sewers of New York City. New episodes of Rise of Teenage Ninja Turtles showing Sunday 17th November on Nickelodeon (CH 305)

For more scheduled programming for October, visit www.dstvafrica.com You can also follow DStv @dstvgh on Twitter and Instagram, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DStvGH .

There’s only one more UFC event this month, and it will show on November 16th on SS6 (206) at 1:00am from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Jacare Souza goes up to 205 lbs to take on top contender Jan Blachowicz, who figures to be close to a title shot

Euro 2020 qualification fixtures, 17-19 November

Sunday 17 November

14:00: Luxembourg v Portugal – LIVE on SuperSport 3 (203)

17:00: Kosovo v England – LIVE on SuperSport 3 (203)

19:45: Andorra v Turkey – LIVE on SuperSport 7 (207)

19:45: Albania v France – LIVE on SuperSport 3 (203)

 

Monday 18 November

19:45: Republic of Ireland v Denmark – LIVE on SuperSport 7 (207)

19:45: Spain v Romania – LIVE on SuperSport 3 (203)

16:45: Italy v Armenia – LIVE on SuperSport 6 (206)

19:45: Greece v Finland – LIVE on SuperSport 5 (205)

 

Tuesday 19 November

19:45: Germany v Northern Ireland – LIVE on SuperSport 3 (203)

19:45: Wales v Hungary – LIVE on SuperSport 6 (206)

19:45: Belgium v Cyprus – LIVE on SuperSport 7 (207)

19:45: Scotland v Kazakhstan – LIVE on SuperSport 5 (205)

New Channels, Lady Luck, EURO 2020, + more this week on GOtv!  

GOtv is getting bigger and better! On 12 November, GOtv got boosted with brand new entertainment channels like Cartoon Network, Discovery ID, Da Vinci Kids and Discovery ID!

Leading kids channel Cartoon Network is sure to keep both kids and adults entertained throughout the festive season and beyond on channel 154. The channel is a gateway for non-stop fun, laughter and adventure with well-known hits such as Ben 10, Craig of the Creek, Powerpuff Girls and much more. GOtv viewers can also look forward to a brand-new Cartoon Network original series, Victor and Valentino, a show about two mischievous brothers who go on adventures that put them in the path of some curious creatures. The new show premieres on Wednesday 23 November. In December, the holidays are sure to be a hit with new episodes from the much-loved, Teen Titans Go, a comedic look at young superheroes, showing what life is like for the teens when their capes come off. 

The addition of Discovery ID on GOtv Max on channel 148 will add thrilling real-life drama and suspense to the content slate. The channel showcases the best in gripping stories and dramatic reconstructions of everyday people behaving badly, all filmed in a contemporary and stylish format. Viewers can tune into the enthralling series, Someone You Thought You Knew, which reveals stories about people who were murdered by someone they trusted. With real archive footage, re-enactments and interviews with detectives, each episode delves into the lives of the victims and their killers, revealing the truth behind the deception.

Kids edutainment channel, Da Vinci Kids is inspired by its namesake, groundbreaking artist, scientist and inventor, Leonardo Da Vinci. The channel, which will broadcast on channel 157aspires to illustrate the beauty and wonders of human curiosity and its explorations, be it in science, arts or innovation. The new edutainment channel will amaze and delight GOtv with a range of fun educational programming for kids and whole families alike filled with humor, imagination and meaningful educational takeaways that cover Science, Math & Tech, Play & Make; History & Personalities; Culture; Life & Nature and Sports & Leisure.  

 

TNT is a blockbuster filled channel with an array of film favorites tailored for the whole family. The channel is broadcast on channel 116 .

 Action movie buffs are in for a treat this November with the Martial Arts Marathon scheduled for the month. Catch non-stop classics starring iconic stars like as Jean Claude van Damme, Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Bruce Lee.

December is all about the holidays and getting entertained with the whole family. TNT has you set with heart-warming films including Tim Burton’s imaginative take on the kids classic,Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

New Series Alert!!!! Lady Luck is about a young woman named Bhoomi who has to choose between her married life and professional life after she marries Anshuman “Maan” Prajapati from a rich traditional family.

It also narrates the story of two families from Madhya Pradesh. The Prajapatis – a respectable upper-class family with an established family business headed by Vasundhara Prajapati who the decision-maker in all the important aspects is also related to her family members.

In contrast to this family is The Shuklas who are a traditional upper middle-class family with a business in gems and stones.

Lady Luck is coming to Zee World (CH 125) starting this Thursday, November 14th at 4:00pm on GOtv. Stay connected

Starring award winning actors, Idris Elba and Taraji P Hanson, No Good Deed tells the story of a woman who encounters an unstable escaped convict who terrorizes her and her two kids. Friday 15th November on BET (CH 121) at 7:30pm.

There are manipulators in the midst, scheming right under everyone’s noses. Even with people trusted the most, there may be something sinister lying beneath the surface — a plot set in motion by someone close with a deadly motive. This true-crime series, Someone You Thought You Knew, tells stories of actual murders committed not by strangers but by someone the victim knew, someone hiding in plain sight, or someone leading a double life. These wolves in sheep’s clothing use deception as a weapon to try to get away with murder. A new season starts Friday 15th November at 7:50pm on Investigation Discovery (148)

Animal Planet teams with The Dodo, the top-ranked digital media brand for animal content, to spotlight unmistakable, moving bonds between animals and people. Each episode focuses on one inspiring story of people who will do anything to help animals in need. Along the way, the series explores the personalities and emotions of both humans and animals and highlights their unique connection. The heroes include Derrick Campana, who designs prosthetics and orthotic braces for animals; Ali Bee, a veterinarian fighting to save Australia’s declining koala population; and Jan Creamer and Tim Phillips, whose organization rescues animals from circuses. DoDo Heroes, Tuesdays at 4:30pm on Discovery Family (146)

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An assassin is hired to kill a young woman, but he develops affection for her and tries to protect her from enemies. He helps her seek revenge for her father’s death. The Hunter’s Prayer, Sunday 17th November on MMovies Zone (103).

Four brothers work together to discover more about their mystic ninja powers and the hidden magical realm beneath the sewers of New York City. New episodes of Rise of Teenage Ninja Turtles showing Sunday 17th November on Nickelodeon (CH 153)

 

U -17 WORLD CUP

Thurs 14 Nov: Semi-final 1: W46 vs W45: 19:15: SL3 (133)

Fri 15 Nov: Semi-final 2: W47 vs W48: 10:45: SL2 (132)

Sun 17 Nov: 3rd Place Play-off: RU49 vs RU50: 18:00: SL3 (133)

Sun 17 Nov: Final: W49 vs W50: 21:45: SL2 (132)

Euro 2020 qualification fixtures, 17-19 November

 

Sunday 17 November

19:45: Andorra v Turkey – LIVE on SuperSport Select 4 (134)

Monday 18 November

19:45: Republic of Ireland v Denmark – LIVE on SuperSport Select 4 (134)

19:45: Spain v Romania – LIVE on SuperSport Select 2 (132)

 

Tuesday 19 November

19:45: Belgium v Cyprus – LIVE on SuperSport 7 Select 4 (134)

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This Week’s Episode Features a Conversation With Ruger, the 5 Hottest Tracks of the Week, Africa Rising and Dadaboy Ehiz’s Favourite Track of the Week!

Tune in to Africa Now Radio with Dadaboy Ehiz this Friday, July 1st at 9a Lagos/London / 10a Johannesburg/Paris / 1a LA / 4a NYC on Apple Music 1 and broadcast on Cool FM in Nigeria every Sunday at 6pm.

Cover Star Interview
Nigerian Afropop star Ruger joins Dadaboy Ehiz via FaceTime on Apple Music 1 to talk about his latest track, “Girlfriend.” He also discusses his new album, ‘The Second Wave (Deluxe),’ recording music in unusual places, and reaffirming his talent.

The Big 5
Dadaboy Ehiz shares the 5 hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Ibraah feat. Maud Elka, Timaya, Mlindo The Vocalist feat. Madumane, Yemi Alade, and Sampa the Great feat. Chef 187, Tio Nason and Mwanje.

Africa Rising 
Ghanaian Afro-fusion singer-songwriter Gyakie is the latest Africa Rising cover star, a campaign which shines a light on the next generation of African superstars, and this week’s show features her singles, “FOR MY BABY,” and “SOMETHING.” Listen HERE.

Read Also: Headie One Releases “Bigger Than Life” Featuring Dutch Rapper Frenna

Dadaboy’s Song of the Week
Each week, Dadaboy Ehiz chooses his favourite track from one of Apple Music’s African playlists. This week he spotlights South African singer-songwriter Samthing Soweto and his single, “Amagents,” from Apple Music’s Mzansi Hits playlist, showcasing South Africa’s biggest hits. Listen HERE.

Tune in and listen to the full episode this Friday July 1st at 9a Lagos/London / 10a Johannesburg/Paris / 1a LA / 4a NYC on Apple Music 1 at apple.co/_AfricaNow or on Cool FM in Nigeria every Sunday at 6pm.

RUGER ON RELEASING A DELUXE EDITION OF ‘THE SECOND WAVE’

 

It was only right for us to do that, because these songs were supposed to be on that from the beginning. We were supposed to release like 7 songs, but we cut it down to 4. Then, the idea came from releasing ‘The Second Wave’ EP. We said that we’d release 4 songs, then release 3 additional songs as a deluxe. Then, as life goes on new vibes came from the studio, so we said we’re not even putting those additional 3 songs, we’re going to put new additional 3 songs. That’s how it happened, and I’m happy with how it’s going. Thank God for everything.

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RUGER ON HIS GRATITUDE AND DETERMINATION

 

I feel good, I feel blessed going to every country that I go to. Netherlands, Australia… People singing my songs word for word. It’s an amazing feeling because not every artist comes out within a year and that song travels that far, but I am a testimony. I thank God and I thank everyone that enjoys my music as it comes out every time. It’s just encouragement for me to work harder and keep doing my best. Never going to the studio to do any mediocre sounds, never going to the studio to say “Whatever I drop they’re going to listen,” I go into the studio giving my 100% best and God will do the rest for me.

RUGER ON FAST-CONSUMING FANS

 

People tend to forget how good Ruger is. People are fast consumers so they consume what they have now and then… Do they forget about you? I don’t know but I feel like if they don’t hear anything from you in a while they feel like “Where’s Ruger?” They should always know that whenever Ruger comes through, it’s always a 100% vibe so these songs are very personal songs to me – “Girlfriend” is a personal song, “WeWe” is a personal song, “Warning” is a personal song – it’s just me stating about my personal experiences, and people who can relate to what I’m talking about, can relate. I feel like these songs are going to go very far, I’m proud of what I’ve done in the studio and I’m thankful to everyone supporting me in every little way they can. I’ll keep giving my best.

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Efia Odo, Sista Afia and more open up their lives in GH Queens, now streaming on Showmax

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Binge-watch all 10 episodes of the reality series, plus an explosive 3-part reunion. Reality fans buckle up: the Ghanaian queens have arrived in full swing on Showmax. Expect drama and chaos in the first reality show of its kind in Ghana.

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2022 Tour de France to take Showmax Pro subscribers on 109th edition journey

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The 2022 Tour de France is on track for its 109th edition. It will kick off on 1 July in Copenhagen (starting abroad for the 24th time) with the final stage finishing at the Champs Élysées in Paris on 24 July. Riders will cover a total of 3 328 km across flat, hilly and mountain stages.

Showmax Pro subscribers across the African continent (excluding those in South Africa, Mauritius and Lesotho) will be able to join the ride live to see who will finish the race in the coveted yellow jersey.

Slovenian cyclist Tadej Pogačar, winner of both the 2020 and 2021 editions, is the clear favourite to bring home his third title in a row. The 23-year-old is riding for UAE Team Emirates. His compatriot Primož Roglič of Team Jumbo Visma has three Tour de France stages to his name and is also among the contenders. Others include Welshman Geraint Thomas, riding for Ineos Grenadiers, and last year’s runner-up, Jonas Vingegaard.

Two South African riders, Lotto-Soudal’s Reinardt Janse van Rensburg and Intermarché–Wanty–Gobert Matériaux’s Louis Mentjies, will be looking to make their country proud in the French tour.

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Other riders to keep an eye out for include Kenyan-born and four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome, who will want to pick up a recent win with his last victory coming in 2017. He will be racing for Isreal-Premier Tech.

The 109th men’s edition of the Tour de France will be followed by the first ever edition of the Tour de France Femmes, one of women’s cycling’s two grand tours. This comes after years of campaigning to get an equivalent to the men’s tour, with the action getting underway from the 24 to 31 July. What many are calling a race for the history books will begin on the Champs-Élysées in Paris and finish at La Super Planche des Belles-Filles. The historic race will see riders compete in eight stages and cover 1 029km.

It has been announced that 24 teams are set to go head to head in the eight-day race. Frenchwoman Aude Biannic is looking to impress at her debut Tour Femmes in her home country with home support. Boasting Annemiek van Vleuten on their roster, Movistar are setting out to achieve overall victory at the Tour de France Femmes – a race that holds extra significance for teammate Breton Biannic, who will be challenging at home.

Elisa Longo Borghini is fresh off a 34-kilometre win at Paris-Roubaix and the Italian will now be 100% focused on paddling to victory at Tour Femmes.

Showmax Pro subscribers across Africa excluding South Africa, Mauritius and Lesotho can follow all the racing action at this year’s Tour de France and Tour de France Femmes.

Why Showmax Pro?

Showmax Pro is a streaming service available for Showmax subscribers in Africa that bundles the existing Showmax entertainment offering with music channels, news and live sports streaming from SuperSport. You can tune in from any of your favourite gadgets, anywhere you are in the globe.

Subscribers can live stream the latest seasons of the English Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, UEFA Europa and UEFA Conference leagues, the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and more.

The platform also offers a wide range of other live sports events including athletics, professional boxing, and the world’s biggest marathons.

Stream on two devices at the same time when you subscribe to Showmax Pro.
To learn more and join the Pros, visit showmax.com to subscribe to Showmax Pro.

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Falz talks about ‘BAHD’ collaborators and more on Apple Music’s Africa Now Radio

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This Week’s Episode Features a Conversation With Falz, the 5 Hottest Tracks of the Week, Africa Rising and Dadaboy Ehiz’s Favourite Track of the Week!

Tune in to Africa Now Radio with Dadaboy Ehiz this Friday, June 24th at 9a Lagos/London / 10a Johannesburg/Paris / 1a LA / 4a NYC on Apple Music 1 and broadcast on Cool FM in Nigeria every Sunday at 6pm.

Cover Star Interview
Nigerian singer, rapper and actor Falz joins Dadaboy Ehiz via FaceTime on Apple Music 1 to talk about his latest track, “Knee Down (feat. Chike).” He also discusses his new album, ‘B A H D,’ what keeps him inspired, and how he spends his time in between projects.

Read Also: Samsney Recruits Black Sherif, Kelyvnboy And Darkovibes On His New Single, ‘Kuacha’

The Big 5
Dadaboy Ehiz shares the 5 hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Samthing Soweto, Ruger, Krizbeatz, Bella Shmurda & Ravyanny, Scorpion Kings, and KO-C feat. Innoss’B.

Africa Rising 
South African amapiano DJ-producer duo TxC is the latest artist featured from Apple Music’s Africa Rising playlist, a campaign which shines a light on the next generation of African superstars, and this week’s show features their single, “Too Deep (feat. Dinky Kunene & TNK MusiQ).” Listen HERE.

Dadaboy’s Song of the Week
Each week, Dadaboy Ehiz chooses his favourite track from one of Apple Music’s African playlists. This week he spotlights Tanzanian Afrobeats singer-songwriter Mimi Mars and her single, “La La (feat. Marioo),” from Apple Music’s EA Wave playlist, showcasing East Africa’s biggest hits. Listen HERE.

Tune in and listen to the full episode this Friday June 24th at 9a Lagos/London / 10a Johannesburg/Paris / 1a LA / 4a NYC on Apple Music 1 at apple.co/_AfricaNow or on Cool FM in Nigeria every Sunday at 6pm.

Falz on what to expect from ‘B A H D’

Expect something sexy, expect naughty Falz, expect emotional Falz, vulnerable Falz… it’s like a blend of all these different emotions.

A lot of people look at me like “Ok this guy is a responsible soul, he’s always fighting for our lives but he’s now coming on a sexy thing.” There are so many different sides to me already so I feel like people are already used to me being this guy with such multiplicity in his person.

Falz on staying inspired

I just consume other forms of art, I listen to other artists, try to pay attention to stuff I’m generally into, stuff that I like, trying to draw inspiration from that. If I listen to a completely different genre, I’m like “I need to challenge myself. I can do this. Why can’t I do this?” That’s how I stay inspired.

Falz on BAHD collaborators

I always wanted to work with all these guys that I have on the project, so this project just presented the perfect opportunity to make that happen. It was pretty simple thankfully and shout out to them, it was seamless. It was just like “Yo, I’m working on this project, let’s make one happen” and everyone came through. Every single collaboration has its own story but everything was pretty straight forward and beautiful to create.

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Journey of The Beats, Showmax Original music docu-series premieres, includes companion Spotify playlist with each episode

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“Music is the fuel that fires up our souls. It’s the oldest form of communication, predating language itself. African music is synonymous with the word Afrobeats.” So begins the first episode of Journey of the Beats, a new docu-series that follows the journey of Nigerian and black music through the years, and is now streaming exclusively on Showmax.

Told through the lens of music historians and some of Nigeria’s biggest artists, like 2Baba, P-Square, Onyeka Onwenu, Daddy Showkey, Flavour, and D’Banj, the 10-part documentary series traces the origins of Afrobeats that has taken the world by storm.

Journey of the Beats is produced by creative entrepreneur and the creator of Storm Records, Obi Asika.

Watch the trailer for Journey of the Beats:

Each episode of the series is complemented by a Spotify playlist. Episode One: Origins and the Switch Up is curated by Ed Keazor, co-director and producer on Journey of the Beats and a historian, lawyer and musician.

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This Spotify playlist of 103 songs straddles the grooves that made Nigeria dance from the dawn of time, with traditional drum and melodic tunes, through to the birth of modern popular music in the 1920s.

Find the Spotify playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6zYlHpavDbsI8RpQJ5zbyC

The playlist covers the birth of highlife music, through to the influence of Latin and Caribbean genres like rhumba and calypso, US jazz, soul, RnB and funk, as well as the birth of a uniquely Nigerian sound, with juju, highlife, Fuji, and Afrobeat.

New episodes of the music documentary drop every Friday exclusively on Showmax. Afrobeats fans, documentary lovers and anyone who appreciates music can subscribe to watch the docuseries on www.showmax.com.

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African spectators to witness Wimbledon on Showmax Pro, courtesy of SuperSport

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It is a momentous occasion for tennis as the world’s oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament, the Wimbledon Champions, returns for its 135th edition from 27 June to 10 July 2022. Showmax Pro subscribers across Africa, excluding those in South Africa, Mauritius and Lesotho, will be able to live stream all the action from the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, courtesy of SuperSport.
Six-time champion Novak Djokovic looks to defend his title following his return to competitive tennis at Roland Garros in May, where he was knocked out of the tournament by a defeat against Rafael Nadal, who won the men’s singles title for a record 14th time and secured his second Grand Slam of the calendar year, having also won the Australian Open at the start of 2022.
These wins put Nadal at 22 Grand Slam titles in total – two ahead of both of his long-standing rivals, Djokovic and Roger Federer, who is currently injured. Djokovic leads their head-to-head by 30 wins to Nadal’s 28 – the Serbian has won the most finals, with 15 to Nadal’s 13, but Nadal will be boosted going into this year’s Wimbledon with the most Grand Slam wins in history.
This year is set to wow spectators as the 19-year-old newcomer Carlos Alcaraz, who is also the youngest player to defeat both Nadal and Djokovic, is one of the top contenders alongside 2021 Wimbledon runner-up, Matteo Berrettini, and Roland Garros runner-up, Casper Ruud. Stan Wawrinka returns following a 2021 surgery and will compete at Wimbledon for the first time since 2019 after receiving a wildcard.
In the women’s field, reigning champion Ashleigh Barty announced her retirement from professional tennis in March 2022. The ladies’ field is currently led by world number one, Iga Swiatek, who looks to extend her record-equalling 35-match winning run and secure a third Grand Slam title following her recent win and second French Open title at Roland Garros against Coco Gauff.
Top female contenders include four-time Grand Slam winner and local favourite, Emma Raducanu. This year will also see Serena Williams returning to Grand Slam tennis after being granted a main draw wild-card slot in this year’s field. Williams has won the most Grand Slam titles, including Wimbledon seven times, most recently winning on back-to-back occasions in 2015 and 2016. Naomi Osaka will miss out on this year’s action due to a last-minute injury.
Showmax Pro subscribers across Africa, excluding South Africa, Mauritius and Lesotho, have a front-row seat to catch all the action from one of the four Grand Slams at Wimbledon 2022, streaming live courtesy of SuperSport.
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