SuperSport unveils exciting Paralympic Games broadcast plans
As the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games officially kicked off yesterday with the Opening Ceremony, SuperSport unveiled exciting plans for the multi-sport parasport event.
With 22 sports to host, SuperSport has promised to host more than 380 hours of games on two dedicated channels (SuperSport Variety 2 and 3). These will feature daily live coverage from morning to late night events, starting yesterday, August 24.
“There will be a Daily Highlights package, which will be broadcast nightly, with news and updates also on SuperSport Blitz.
“In addition, the SuperSport Grandstand channel will host the best content at all times, while directing viewers to events that can be broadcast elsewhere simultaneously.”
The pay-TV channel said coverage of the Paralympic Games will also be widely available on the DStv app across the continent and where Showmax Pro is available.
“Archival content, magazine shows, highlights and additional programming will also be available on Showmax, ensuring full coverage of the Games. Unlike the Olympics, in which every event is produced for international television networks, not all Paralympic Games events are produced and available for broadcast, ”the statement said.
However, he assured his subscribers that SuperSport and Showmax will employ the best possible approach to bring as much action as possible to viewers in their homes with an orientation towards African-flavored events.
Traditionally, major Paralympic sports like track and field, swimming, basketball, tennis and weightlifting have received most of the coverage, but SuperSport and Showmax will try to be even more inclusive.