New African sports channel set for January launch

A new television channel dedicated to African sport is set to commence broadcasting in the continent and Europe in January.

The Broadband TV News website said Stad’Afric will be available as a free-to-view service via satellite-television service provider Eutelsat, as well as through the CanalSat Afrique service of French pay-television operator CanalSat and on IPTV platforms in France.

The new channel is being operated by Paris-based Baigom Compagny. Stad’Afric aims to become a “showcase of African sport” and its championships across sports such as football, basketball, handball, boxing, tennis and athletics, along with covering the continent’s biggest events.