Fox Sports Africa

Fox Sports Africa is an African sports television network owned by Disney Channels Worldwide Africa that was re-branded in August 2014, replacing Setanta Sports and Setanta Action. The channel broadcasts across 30 nations in Sub-Saharan Africa in English and French. It was also previously available for a brief period in 2016 in Portuguese.

Its programming mainly features football from, Eredivisie, Belgian Pro League, English Football League Championship, Major League Soccer. The network was also a long-standing broadcaster of the South American competitions Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana across Africa until the rights moved in 2017.

Also broadcast are the bi-annual African Men's Handball Championship and African Women's Handball Championship; Euroleague basketball, Formula E, DTM, British Superbike Championship, UFC, NHL, Major League Baseball, NRL rugby league and PDC darts.

Previously, as the Irish-owned Setanta Africa, the channel broadcast GAA hurling and gaelic football, plus League of Ireland football.

Fox Sports Africa
LaunchedAugust 2014
NetworkFox Sports International
Owned byDisney Channel Worldwide
LanguageEnglish
French
Broadcast areaAfrica
ReplacedSetanta Sports
Setanta Action
Sister channel(s)Fox, FX, Fox Crime, Fox Movies, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Gold, BabyTV
Websitewww.foxsportsafrica.com

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