SuperSport unveils Exciting Paralympics Broadcast plan

With the Tokyo Paralympics now just days away, SuperSport has unveiled exciting
plans for the multi-sport parasports event.
With 22 sports to be accommodated, SuperSport will host over 380 hours of the Games
on two dedicated channels (SuperSport Variety 2 and 3). These will feature live daily
coverage from mornings through to late evening events, beginning August 24 for DStv
and GOtv customers.
There will be a daily highlights package, to be broadcast every evening, with news and
updates also featuring on SuperSport Blitz.
In addition, the SuperSport Grandstand channel will curate the best content at any
single time, while directing viewers to events that may be broadcasting elsewhere
Paralympics coverage will also be extensively available on the DStv app across the
continent and where Showmax Pro is available.
Archive content, magazine shows, highlights and supplementary programming will also
be available on Showmax, ensuring wall-to-wall coverage of the Games.
Unlike the Olympics, in which every event is produced for international television
networks, not every event at the Paralympics is produced and available for broadcast.
However, SuperSport and Showmax will employ a “best endeavours” approach to bring
as much of the action as possible to viewers back home with a slant towards events
with an African flavour.
Traditionally, major Paralympic sports like athletics, swimming, basketball, tennis and
weightlifting receive the bulk of coverage, but SuperSport and Showmax will attempt to
be even more inclusive.


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