Canal+ is launching, Basketball Academy a reality show on basketball, shot in Gabon.
The show follows the journey of 20 young Gabonese players aged 15 to 18 who want to become the best players of the Gabonese national under-18 team who represented the country during the tournament “United Basketball Africa” in Benin. 6 episodes will be broadcasted on Canal+ sports channels.
The NBA will launch in a few weeks its first edition solely, dedicated to African clubs however no broadcasters have yet won the rights of the tournament. If Basket Academy gets a sufficient audience on the continent, the operator could have more arguments to make if he wants to get the broadcast rights of the NBA Africa League.