Showmax Pro has announced that it will be streaming all 64 matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup live. The coverage will be courtesy of SuperSport and best of all, it will all be available in 4K. This year’s FIFA World Cup will take place in Qatar and officially kick off on 20 November 2022 until the finals on 18 December 2022.
According to a recent press release, Showmax Pro will livestream SuperSport’s coverage of the FIFA World Cup this year across sub-Saharan Africa. While 4K will be an option, African viewers can also choose their ideal resolution and data streaming option. There will be Low, Data Saving and Max Data Saving modes available in addition to the new 4K and High-Definition (HD) options.
Yolisa Phahle, CEO of Connected Video at MultiChoice, spoke a bit about Showmax Pro’s push to stream the FIFA World Cup and delivering the best possible quality for viewers:
“We built Showmax Pro with our football-mad continent in mind. We became the first streaming service in Africa to make mobile downloads possible for offline viewing and created the lowest data streaming option on the continent. Now we are gearing up for the world’s greatest sports spectacle, which deserves to be seen in the best quality possible, so we’re delighted to introduce 4K for the first time during the FIFA World Cup QatarTM. The 4K stream will have up to 50 frames per second (fps), double the standard 25fps we currently offer.”
Phahle answered a few questions in a Q&A round, confirming that devices like Smart TVs, AndroidTV, tvOS, Streama and Explora Ultra will all be capable of streaming the matches, granted they’re able to output 4K if you wish to watch it in that resolution. HD streams will be limited to 1080p. Additionally, 4K will use around 90MB per minute of streaming.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off on 20 November. Visit the official Showmax website to learn more about how you can register.