Watch the UCL live in South Africa – TV guide 2023

Watch the UCL live in South Africa – TV guide 2023
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Every football fan wants to watch the UCL live. With the group stage of the UEFA Champions League set to begin, the excitement is palpable.

The UEFA Champions League has gained fame as perhaps the greatest club football competition in the world.

The 2023/24 edition sees Manchester City looking to successfully defend the title they won for the first time last season.

The UEFA Champions League has eight groups of 32 teams vying for the topmost honour in European club football.

South Africans have no Bafana Bafana player in any of the clubs in the competition, but it does not reduce their interest in it.

Fans from the tail end of the continent will want to watch the UCL live.

So, where can you watch the UCL live in South Africa?

UCL live – The top dogs to watch

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Undoubtedly, Manchester City is the first name on the list. They have not lost any game or dropped any points this term and will be everybody's favourite to win the competition.

Some teams that will pique the fans interest include Real Madrid, Manchester United, FC Barcelona and Arsenal.

Real Madrid have also not dropped any points so far this term and are high among the teams to watch in the UCL live.

The Spanish giants have been consistent in the competition and will look to win the title they lost to Man City last term.

The return of Arsenal to the Champions League is also an exciting moment for millions of its fans in South Africa.

Where to watch the UCL live

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SuperSport has the sole rights to broadcast the UEFA Champions League in South Africa.

The broadcast giants have consistently aired the topmost club competition in the world across Africa.

To enjoy the fantastic excitement of the UCL live, you will need a subscription to the higher bouquets on DSTV.

The minimum package to enjoy the UCL live is the DSTV Compact Plus.

Where to Stream


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DSTV Shomax allows its subscribers to enjoy the excitement of the UEFA Champions League.

With a little token, you can enjoy the full benefits of the UCL live.

DSTV Stream/DSTV Now

With the DSTV app, you can watch the UCL live anywhere. However, to enjoy the benefits, you need a subscription.

While SuperSport on DSTV remains the cheapest option, there are other options for live-streaming the UCL live.

They are a bit pricey but can be accessed anywhere.


Paramount+ is available to viewers in the USA, but with a subscription and VPN, you can watch all the Champions League matches.

Paramount+ starts as low as $5.99 monthly.


FuboTV is another app to watch, among other shows, the UCL live.

Like Paramount+, FuboTV is unavailable to South African viewers due to geo-restrictions.

However, one can bypass that with a VPN. It comes at a pricey $74.99, and one can stream ten channels simultaneously.

This article was most recently revised and updated 10 months ago

Chooka Izuegbuna is a Sports Journalist with 20 years of experience in print, TV and Radio. He has worked with some of the top media houses in Nigeria, including NTA Network, Channels TV, TVC, Silverbird TV and MITV. Chooka broke his sports reporting teeth with The Game Football Weekly in 2003 as a cartoonist and reporter. Chooka has a passion for football and has been a fan of Enugu Rangers (over 30 years) and Real Madrid (Since 1996).