Next Media’s 24-hour Sports channel, NBS Sport tv, is undergoing changes that begin effective this new month of September.
The TV that celebrated a year on air recently in June, has made changes in it’s program lineup, The-SportsNation can authoritatively report.
Some new faces and shows will be seen as the Naguru-based multimedia conglomerate seek to become a command on everything Local Sports.
However, the changes have had an effect on a couple including the National Basketball League.
NBS Sport has been broadcasting two games in the NBL both on Wednesday and Friday.
But with new changes, only the last game of Wednesday and Friday will be aired live.
Notably, the NBS Sport Live, the news section, has been scrapped off!
The popular show – Sport This Morning – by Andrew Kabuura and Brian Tuka that has been airing in the morning like it’s name suggests, is moving in the evening time.
This takes the name ‘Sport This Evening’, airing Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, moving along with it’s producer Joseph Kabenge. The show will end before 8:30pm on Wednesday and Friday when Basketball is played, produced by Shaban ‘Benteke’ Lubega.
The panel of Kabura and Tuka remain, while Ian Mutenda and Sera Yaweh (A1 Challenge basketball player) have been added, the latter made her on-screen debut with Netball World Cup updates.
The morning slot has been given a new show called Premier Sport, which will have Munira Bux and Joel Khamadi, a duo that has-been handling the news in the evening. This show will air from 6:30 am to 8am.
Then from 8am to 10am, a new show called ‘Mu Ntabwe’ has been moved from Sanyuka Prime to this platform, and will be hosted by Hakim Kazibwe who has made guest appearances on the Fortebet Hour show.
From 10 to 11am, a slot that had Federation Updates, will be filled with a new show called Breakfast Meeting, with content also similar to previous Federation Updates.
The 11am to 12pm slot is still vacant, but the Fortebet hour (Betting Tips) that is hosted by Yusuf Kabenge, will go on until 1pm.
The Lunchtime Sports show then starts at 1pm, and it will run for just an hour (not two as it has been) until 2pm.
Experienced Phiona ‘Fifi’ Namiiro, formerly at UBC, will team up with Martin Kaddu in what promises to be a fantastic combination, and will be produced by Rita Tugumisirize.
The show previously had Stuart Kimera, Kaddu and Baker Kigongo, the latter has since relocated to Canada, but it failed to rival NTV’s Omumuli Gwe by’eMizanyo.
Replays will start at 2pm until 4pm, with the team still yet to fill the slot for 4-5pm time.
Beats and Balls, which has topped their IPSOs stats in recent period, will start at 5pm to 6:30pm.
There is a new one-hour show that will then start from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, called ‘Endiba Yaffe’ that will have Stuart Kimera and Fifi, this will be followed by Sport This Evening show until 9:30pm.
The NBS Sport Pressbox by Andrew Kabuura (and his team) has been moved from Monday to Sunday, occupying the time of 8pm to 10pm, which previously had Women in Sport.
The Monday time will have a new show called Inside Sports, that will have Aldrine Nsubuga and Sports Minister Hon. Peter Ogwang, the two will be hosted by Web Daniel Ssebakigye (Head of Sports).
Its not known whether the Minister will always make time for the weekly show, but Aldrine Nsubuga who is now at StarTimes, makes a return to the airwaves after his popular analytical radio shows on Dembe FM
In similar developments, Desire Mugumisa, who has been the Head of Corporate Affairs at Next Media, has left his role.
Mugumisa who has been appearing on NBS Sport this morning show as Quiz Master for the Rapid Fire and Business segment, is yet to reveal his next destination.
How the changes will impact the ratings, remain to be seen.