Showmax to live stream Olympic games Tokyo

by Helvine Achieng
July 2, 2021

Streaming platform, Showmax has announced that it will live stream the 2020 Olympic games which will be held in Tokyo, Japan.The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 were postponed to 2021 as result of the Covid pandemic.

In the announcement, Showmax Pro subscribers will be able to enjoy the sporting event that was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

"We are thrilled to bring all the action to our Showmax Pro subscribers to stream wherever they are, and we’ll be backing our African athletes every step of the way," MultiChoice Connected Video CEO Yolisa Phahle said. 

SuperSport CEO Marc Jury, Olympic games come at a time people need to be entertained more.

"There is no bigger or better celebration of sport than the Olympic Games," he said.

The Olympic events on the streaming service will begin from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

This comes a few weeks after Showmax added UEFA Euro 2020 into its Showmax Pro sports package.

The Tokyo Olympic 2020 event will be different from previous editions, due to the strict rules in place over the covid-19 pandemic.

"Mask wearing, social distancing and the number of fans who may attend events. There will be no public viewing areas in the host city, and international spectators are not allowed," the statement said.

Showmax subscribers will have access to all events that will be available on SuperSport from the Olympic Broadcast Services, including the opening and closing ceremonies, and every medal event.Giant Olympic rings are already  installed at the waterfront area at Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games