Sports

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Fox Sports Africa to be rebranded to ESPN

The FOX Sports and FOX Sports 2 channels that have been a mainstay on the TV guides of African sports fans across the continent will be rebranded to ESPN and ESPN2 from 30 August 2019. This is part of Fox Sports Africa rebranding to ESPN.

Growth and impact of mobile technology in Africa

The growth of Africa mobile technology can be attributed to a stable Internet connection. For instance, a country like Kenya is connected internally and externally by four optic cables.

Fitness trackers are unreliable for darker skin

The most common wearable heart-rate sensors use an optical technique which estimates artery volume using light. The darker your skin, the less reliable is the reading of your heart rate monitor or fitness tracker.

Bafana Bafana live stream on Showmax

Showmax customers in South Africa will be able to live stream all of Bafana Bafana matches at the African Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt. This follows the launch of a sports section on Showmax earlier in June 2019 exclusively for South African customers.

CAF to use Mediapro for VAR

Following the chaos that ensued during the CAF Champions League final where VAR technology was reported not to be working, CAF has awarded Spain's Mediapro the contract to operate VAR at the African Cup of Nations in Egypt. The technology will be used from the quarter final stages onwards.

Tech companies funding sport in Africa

A list of some of the companies that are involved in funding sports across Africa. This includes some notable technology brands.

Tech is helping the NBA get into Africa

To capitalise on this growing popularity, the NBA is attempting to increase its presence in Africa. One of the ways it is doing this is by streaming playoff matches through its YouTube channel for African fans.