Botswana has been named as one of the top five countries in Africa to watch live sporting events on mobile.
Botswana Sports Authority (BSA) has launched its new website that can stream live sporting matches to mobile devices, a move that will see fans watching sports in real-time on the new platform.
Botswanans can now watch live matches at www.bsa.co.za/live_sports, the new site has been unveiled at a news conference today.
It has been created in response to demand from the sport, including the growth of mobile games, said Botswana Sport Minister, Michael Rieko.
The BSA has been experimenting with mobile gaming for some time and this will be its first live-streaming platform.
“We’ve had great interest from our sports community, from the fans, from our sponsors, and the media,” said Riekko.
“The fact that we have been able to build the platform will allow people to stream and watch live sport to a wider audience.
We’ve been able with our website to attract the interest of our sports and entertainment fans, and also the sponsors.”
The website will be the first to offer a live stream of the Botswana Rugby World Cup and will offer users access to all live match footage and information, including live score, team ratings and live tweets from the official team account.
Botswana Rugby is hosting the Rugby World Championship in 2017 and has been keen to add mobile gaming to its online service, but the sport is yet to gain traction in South Africa.
Rugby World Cup matches will be available on the Botswanan Rugby website for free and fans can log in to watch them on their mobile devices or via the BSA app.
The website also offers a number of games available via mobile phones and tablets, including Rugby World League, Rugby League World Cup, Rugby Cup, and Rugby Union World Cup.
For more on Botswana, check out our previous coverage here.