SuperSport, the Multichoice DStv’s sports-focused network, has released plans for the multi-sport parasports event at the Tokyo Paralympics, which begin in just a few days. SuperSport says it will broadcast nearly 380 hours of the Games on two dedicated channels with 22 sports to accommodate from August 24th. In addition, the two channels will provide live daily coverage from early morning to late evening events.
Every evening, there will be a daily highlights package, with news and updates also available on SuperSport Blitz. Furthermore, the SuperSport Grandstand channel will choose the most outstanding content at any given time while also alerting viewers to events that are being broadcast elsewhere simultaneously.
The DStv Now app will have significant coverage of the Paralympics, while Showmax Pro will stream all live events in South Africa and across the continent. In addition, Showmax and Showmax Pro will also offer archive content, magazine shows, highlights, and supplementary programming, assuring complete coverage of the Games.
Unlike the Olympics, where every event is produced and broadcast on international television networks, the Paralympics do not have every event delivered and available for broadcast. However, SuperSport and Showmax will do their “best efforts” to bring as much action as possible to fans at home, emphasising African-themed events.
Major Paralympic sports like athletics, swimming, basketball, tennis, and weightlifting have traditionally received the bulk of coverage, but SuperSport and Showmax will try to be even more accessible.