BBC Sport Africa Launches May 1st: The new African sports TV Programme from the BBC


    Starting Labor Day, or May 1st, and continuing weekly throughout the year, BBC Sport Africa will bring the issues, the personalities, the buzz, the key moments and the trends in sport from across the continent.

    The 30 minute programme will cover many different sports including those that are little-known, and will be featuring everyone from the most famous sports stars to rising stars and the fans themselves. The programme will be available via partner stations (details below) and viewers can share their own thoughts weekly on Facebook and other social media.

    Features will include:

    * A weekly quiz between viewers battling it out to become the BBC Armchair Expert, pitting their knowledge in a fast moving, no holds barred head to head test

    * Past sports stars telling the story of their greatest Sporting Moment and the highlight of their sporting life

    *A look at a Big Question that faces African sports, with experts exploring the issues. Such as why African swimmers are not winning medals in the pool? Or how can Africa become the host of World Cup 2026?

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

    * Audiences will also share their personal story about the teams they play for or support in the feature ‘Our Team’

    Big sporting moments that are coming up like the World Cup will be looked at in new ways by BBC Sport Africa who will speak to African players taking part this year as well as Africans who have previously scored crucial World Cup goals.

    And still to come this year will be editions of BBC Sport Africa in French and Swahili as well as a dedicated African sports page on the BBC Website.

    BBC Sport Africa is available to watch in:

    Kenya on KTN News – Tuesdays at 7pm GMT

    Namibia on One Africa TV – Saturdays at 4pm GMT

    Nigeria on NTA – Saturdays at 10.30am GMT (with repeats on NTA Sports 24) and ABS Anambra – Tuesdays at 9pm GMT

    Sierra Leone on SLBC – Tuesdays at 5pm GMT

    Uganda on NBS TV – Wednesdays at 10.30am & 6.30pm GMT

    Zambia on QTV – Wednesdays at 1.30pm & 7.30pm GMT

    BBC Sport Africa is part of a host of new TV and digital content from the BBC for African audiences, the new investigations strand also launched this week entitled ‘Africa Eye’ with a series of unique investigative journalism programmes.

    BBC World Service’s BBC Africa hub brings together the production of multilingual content about the continent on radio, on TV and online on  As it delivers content in Afaan Oromo, Amharic, English, French, Hausa, Igbo, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Pidgin, Somali, Tigrinya, Kiswahili and Yoruba. BBC Africa ensures a pan-African approach to the output, offering its audiences opportunities to join the global conversation.  BBC Africa has teams based in London and across much of sub-Saharan Africa, and has well established production centres in various cities.


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