Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The BBC rolls out its new weekly, 30-minute, syndicated sports show, BBC Sport Africa, across the African continent.

The BBC's new weekly syndicated sports show, BBC Sport Africa, launched across Africa on Tuesday that will try to cover some of the issues and personalities as well as key moments and trends in sport from across the African continent.

The BBC says BBC Sport Africa will cover many different sports, including those that are little-known, and will be featuring personalities from famous sports stars to rising stars as well as fans.

BBC Sport Africa will  interview sports stars sharing their greatest sporting moment and look at big questions facing African sports with experts exploring issues like why African swimmers are not winning medals in the pool, or how Africa can maybe become the host of the World Cup 2026.

The show will also include inspiring stories of sports stars who have beaten the odds and used sport as an opportunity to create a better life for themselves.

The BBC plans to roll out editions of BBC Sport Africa in French and Swahili later this year.

BBC Sport Africa joins the BBC's new investigative TV journalism strand Africa Eye that also launched this week.

BBC Sport Africa can now be watched weekly on KTN News in Kenya; One Africa TV in Namibia; on NTA, NTA Sports 24 and ABS Anambra in Nigeria, SLBC in Sierra Leone, NBS TV in Uganda and QTV in Zambia.