South Africa’s leading multi-channel sport network, SuperSport, has gone above and beyond to amplify the coverage of women’s sport, showcasing the 2021 Momentum gsport Awards on Tuesday, 31 August.
Alongside the broadcast of the awards premiere, the channel allocated six repeat broadcasts from 1 September-8 September to create more visibility of Africa’s leading women’s sport recognition platform.
Seasoned SuperSport Broadcaster, Crystal Arnold, who championed women in sport for SuperSport Blitz on the #gsport16 Red Carpet, believes there is more room for improvement for live coverage of women’s sport.
“I was reading stats the other day and it’s about four percent of women’s sport that is televised around the world, so there is definitely room for improvement.
“I think it is important because you can only know what you see, so it is important from a point of inspiring the next generation of sportswomen. It’s important from a perspective of money, because television rights is where the money goes and sport is basically funded by television and digital rights,” she added.
The 2021 Supporter of the Year is Andries Kruger, a photographer and dedicated sports dad, who is committed to championing his daughter’s sporting career, while playing his part to raise the profile of women’s para sport.#gsport16 #SheOwnHerSuccess @Crystal_Arnold pic.twitter.com/fiHJkUdKH6
“Women’s sport deserves the share of the pie as it warrants it to grow games across spheres and across the various sporting codes that we have.”
SuperSport also partnered the Woman in Television and School Sport Star of the Year Awards categories won by SuperSport Anchor, Julia Stuart and champion BMX rider, Miyanda Maseti, respectively.
The 2021 @SuperSportTV School Sport Star of the Year is Miyanda Maseti. Maseti is a three-time South African BMX Champion, two-time national champion and junior Protea colours recipient. #gsport16 #SheOwnsHerSuccess pic.twitter.com/Ftx1sWmPe5
If you missed the 2021 Momentum gsport Awards show on 31 August, you can catch the last two repeats – on Tuesday, 7 September at 19:00 on SS Play and Wednesday, 8 September at 12 on SuperSport Variety Four.
From a live sport point of view, SuperSport continues to lead the way, currently showing great live coverage of women’s sport, including the Telkom Netball League which got underway on Sunday, 5 September. Catch #TNLisBack action on SuperSport Play and SuperSport Variety.
Photo 1 Caption: Representation by exclusive broadcast partner SuperSport Broadcaster at the 2021 Momentum gsport Awards included Tshepiso Malatjie – Head of HR at SuperSport, Cato Louw, Deshnie Naidoo – Head of Production at SuperSport, and live television presenters Crystal Arnold and Julia Stuart – winner of the 2021 SuperSport Woman in Television Award, pictured at the 2021 Momentum gsport Awards at The Wanderers Club, Illovo, Johannesburg on Tuesday, 31 August. Photo: gsport
Photo 2 Caption: Tshepiso Malatjie, Head of HR: SuperSport presenting the SuperSport School Sport Star Award to Miyanda Maseti, on Tuesday, 31 August. Photo: gsport
Photo 3 Caption: SuperSport Broadcaster, Crystal Arnold, pictured at the 2021 Momentum gsport Awards at The Wanderers Club on Tuesday, 31 August. Photo: gsport
Photo 4 Caption: Deshnie Naidoo – Head of Production at SuperSport, pictured at the 2021 Momentum gsport Awards at The Wanderers Club on Tuesday, 31 August. Photo: gsport