|Launched||19 July 2014|
|Broadcast area||Sub-Saharan Africa|
|StarTimes||Channel 250 – 254|
|StarTimes||Channel 240 – 246|
StarTimes Sports is a chain of sports broadcasting channels operated by StarTimes in Sub-Saharan Africa.
StarTimes first foray into sports broadcasting began in 2012, when they purchased a package of Italian Serie A games to air one a week on its StartTimes KungFu channel. In 2013 StarTimes purchased a package to air one French Ligue 1 game everyweek on its StarTimes KungFu channel.
On 19 July 2014, StarTimes Sports 2 was launched as the first channel in the StarTimes Sports channel chain. This was informed due to StarTimes taking in more sporting content as it's satellite TV service expanded. The new channel was to air football games from the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying tournament, the French Ligue 1 and 2014 International Champions Cup.
On the 1st of June 2015, StarTimes added a third sports channel to the chain, StarTimes Sports Premium, this was after StarTimes Sports Focus was added earlier in the year.
Later on, in August 2015, StarTimes Sports Life and World Football were added to the StarTimes EPG bringing the total number of StarTimes Sports channels to five. StarTimes Sports 2 has since been rebranded to StarTimes Sports Arena.
StarTimes Sports channels broadcast a wide variety of sporting events ranging from association football, tennis, cricket, rugby, badminton, table tennis, motorsport, boxing and volleyball.
List of channels
- StarTimes Sports Focus (Sub Saharan Africa exp. South Africa)
- StarTimes Sports Arena (Sub Saharan Africa exp. South Africa) HD simulcast
- StarTimes Sports Life (Sub Saharan Africa exp. South Africa)
- StarTimes Sports Premium (Sub Saharan Africa exp. South Africa) HD simulcast
- StarTimes World Football (Sub Saharan Africa exp. South Africa) HD simulcast
- Sports 1 (South Africa only)
- Sports 2 (South Africa only)
- Sports 3 (South Africa only)
StarTimes Sports Focus
StarTimes Sports Focus is a channel which broadcasts sports news, highlights and interviews. It's programming also includes rugby and table tennis. It also acts as a spillover channel for association football when necessary.
StarTimes Sports Arena
StarTimes Sports Arena is the chain's home for fight events, airing events from promotions like ONE Championship, Bellator MMA, Cage Warriors, Glory (kickboxing) and World Boxing Council. It is also used as a spillover channel for German Bundesliga and French Ligue 1.
StarTimes Sports Life
StarTimes Sports Life airs the Chinese Super League and Liga MX. It also airs golf, volleyball and X Games. It has aired tennis and cricket in the past and also French Ligue 1.
StarTimes Sports Premium
StarTimes Sports Premium airs a variety of sports, mainly from association football which include Bundesliga, Ligue 1, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Euro Qualifying tournaments and FIFA World Cup and it's qualifiers. It has aired Italian Serie A in the past. The channel also airs Basketball events like FIBA World Cup and it's qualifiers and the AfroBasket tournament. Motorsport also airs on the channel, from events like Formula E and World Rally Championship.
StarTimes World Football
StarTimes World Football is a football only channel. It is the home of the Bundesliga on StarTimes, but also airs Ligue 1, Serie A, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Nations League, FIFA World Cup qualifiers, International Champions Cup, FIFA World Club Cup, UEFA Europa League, FA Cup, Copa del Rey and Coppa Italia.
Sports 1, 2 & 3
Sports 1, Sports 2 and Sports 3 are StarTimes Sports channels carried on StarTimes' South African subsidiary, StarSat. They basically carry the same programming with the channels in the rest of Sub Saharan Africa, except for the UEFA Europa League and FIFA events which are held by rivals SuperSport in South Africa. 
Ligue 1 (2014–2019)
FA Cup (2019–2021)
FA Community Shield (2019–2021)
Coppa Italia (2018–2021)
Supercoppa Italiana (2018–2021)
Coupe de la Ligue (2018–2019)
International Champions Cup (2014–2019)
UEFA Europa League (2018–2021)
Serie A (2015–2018)
FIFA World Cup
La Liga (2020–2024)
FIFA Women's World Cup
Chinese Super League (2017 – Present)
Copa del Rey (2020 – Present)
FIFA Club World Cup (2015–2018)
Ghana Premier League
Uganda Premier League
FIBA Basketball World Cup
FIBA Under-17 Basketball World Cup
World Rally Championship
FINA World Aquatics Championships
ATP Tour 250
Bangladesh Premier League
Pakistan Super League
World Series of Boxing
FIVB Volleyball World League
Table Tennis World Cup
ITTF World Tour
World Table Tennis Championships
BWF World Tour
PGA Tour Highlights
LPGA of Korea Tour
Mixed Martial Arts
Major League Wrestling
TNA Greatest Matches
World of Sport Wrestling
- "Startimes Welcomes Sport 2 Channel". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "StarTimes Has Something New,Exciting For Customers". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "Bundesliga games set for new StarTimes channel". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "What to watch out for in StarTimes Sportschannels". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "FIFA grants 2018 World Cup broadcasting rights in Sub-Saharan Africa". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "STARTIMES SECURES EXCLUSIVE BROADCASTING RIGHTS FOR UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE GAMES". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "StarTimes Seals Broadcast Rights For Bundesliga". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "Ligue 1 on StarTimes: all weekend fixtures and table". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "StarTimes secures FA Cup rights in sub-Saharan Africa". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "StarTimes to broadcast International Champions Cup LIVE and Exclusively". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "Pay TV provider StarTimes acquires broadcasting rights for Uefa Europa League". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "StarTimes acquires Serie A broadcast rights". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "FIFA awards 2017-2018 media rights for sub-Saharan Africa". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "LaLiga closes sub- Saharan African rights deal with StarTimes". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "StarTimes plans exciting FIFA U-20 W/Cup coverage". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "STARTIMES ACQUIRES EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FOR COPA AMÉRICA IN AFRICA". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "StarTimes acquires exclusive media rights for FIFA Club World Cup". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "StarTimes agrees cut-price Ghana Premier League rights deal". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "StarTimes secure premier league broadcast rights for $7m". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "STARTIMES ACQUIREEXCLUSIVE MEDIA RIGHTS FOR FIBA'S NATIONAL TEAM COMPETITIONS". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "STARTIMES SECURE FORMULA E RIGHTS FOR SUB SAHARAN AFRICA". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "Star Times secures exclusive World Rally Championship broadcasting rights". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "StarTimes acquires Rights to Broadcast Popular TennisTournaments". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "ONE Championship And Startimes To Bring World-class Martial Arts Content To Africa". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "Glory strikes new rights deals". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "Cage Warriors 111 full fight card and broadcast details". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "STARTIMES PARTNERS WITH MLW TO AIR 'FUSION' IN AFRICA". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "WOS Wrestling Confirms Multiple International TV Deals". Retrieved 20 August 2020.
This article "StarTimes Sports" is from Wikipedia. The list of its authors can be seen in its historical. Articles taken from Draft Namespace on Wikipedia could be accessed on Wikipedia's Draft Namespace.