Telecom company Telenet introduces the first channel in Belgium that only broadcasts women’s sports. The program of the new international channel ‘W-Sport’ includes live coverage of the female Premier League and four other European football competitions, basketball, triathlon, horse riding and boxing.
Telenet TV customers can tune in to the channel for free.
‘With the integration of W-Sport in our offer, we are putting women’s sport in the spotlight again and we are responding to its increasing popularity in our country,’ says Stefaan Kestens, responsible for Play Sports. ‘It fits in with Telenet’s philosophy to encourage more girls and women to play sports. For example, we organized the Soccer Sisters Cup, the first street football tournament in Flanders for girls, and in recent years there was the online fiction series PANNA by SBS.’
In addition to the live coverage, W-Sport also features documentaries and shows about women’s sports, including about Simone Biles, Venus Williams and Naomi Osaka. In the course of 2023, W-Sport would also provide partial Dutch subtitles, and possibly also add Belgian competitions to the offer.