By mena.tv August 03, 2020
MultiChoice collaborates with The Walt Disney Company Africa to offer more sports to subscribers across Africa. Two 24-hour ESPN channels will be accessible to DStv customers from 29 July.
The channels will provide every major US sport and American leagues National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League (NHL) and Major League Baseball (MLB), via ESPN & ESPN2.
Furthermore, it will also provide live football from the English Football League (EFL), Scottish Premier Football League (SPFL), Dutch Eredivisie and Major League Soccer (MLS), as well as local sports including the West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations and featured boxing tournaments and events.
For basketball fans, there will be the return of the NBA from 31 July, where LeBron James and the LA Lakers will take on their city rivalry with the LA Clippers and Orlando Magic take on the Brooklyn Nets.
The Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season will also resume on ESPN, with fixtures between the Oakland Athletics and Colorado Rockies (29 July), and a stunning triple header for the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees from 1-3 August.
Along with the live sports programming, subscribers will also be able to enjoy the latest films, series, news, talk shows and highlights from ESPN’s iconic sports documentary and studio programming.
The Group CEO of MultiChoice, Calvo Mawela, declared, “As Africa’s leading video entertainment platform, we are unwavering in our commitment to ensure that we continue to find the best available content to delight our customers, both now and into the future. We endeavour to deliver both world-class international content as well as the very best in local content, giving our loyal customers a never-ending selection of outstanding entertainment.”
On the other hand, the Senior Vice President and Country Manager of The Walt Disney Company Africa, Christine Service, declared, “From reliving the greatest moments in sports history to seeing those moments being made, ESPN’s compelling content and unique personality will be a complementary addition to MultiChoice Group’s sports offering. We are thrilled to be bringing the achievements and triumphs of both international and local athletes, our quality storytelling and innovative programming to a whole new audience of sports fans in Africa.”