TV4 Group seals basketball deal with ESPN Sports Media

Baltic media company TV3 Group has struck a partnership agreement with ESPN Sports Media whereby basketball fans in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia will be able to watch live broadcasts from NCAA Men’s basketball season and March Madness season via TV3 Sport channels, as well as on the group’s OTT platform in the Baltics, Go3. During […]

UK Basketball bounces back to Sky Sports in BBL deal

Sky Sports has announced a deal with the British Basketball League (BBL), bringing coverage of domestic basketball back to the broadcaster. The two-year deal will see Sky Sports broadcast 30 live BBL matches a season, along with both the men’s and women’s finals including BBL Trophy Final, BBL Cup Final, BBL Playoffs. Coverage will begin […]

Akado adds basketball channel

Russian service provider Akado has added a new basketball channel to its sports line-up. The new service, World of Basketball, airs 24 hours a day and is free-to-view. The channel is available to all Akado digital TV subscribers, airing on channel 307. The channel’s owner said that viewers of the World of Basketball TV channel […]

DAZN scores Basketball Champions League rights in Spain ahead of season tip-off

Sports streamer DAZN has secured rights to the Basketball Champions League, the European club competition, in Spain.  Capitalising on heightened interest in the sport following the country’s Fiba World Cup win, the deal will run from 2019-20 to 2021-22 with the new season tipping off on October 15.  The Basketball Champions League adds to DAZN’s […]

Basketball world cup smashes records with 3 billion reach

The 2019 Fiba World Cup in Beijing has broken records across linear and digital platforms, the federation has said. According to the organisation, the basketball world cup had a TV audience reach of 3 billion, with a further 1.5 billion views on social media.  China, the host nation for the competition, drew the largest local […]

DAZN adds basketball world cup to growing roster of rights

Sports streamer DAZN has acquired the rights to the FIBA Basketball World Cup in three markets. DAZN will exclusively host the tournament in Japan and Canada, and has non-exclusive rights for Spain.  The tournament, emanating from China, will run from August 31 to September 15. FIBA Media, a joint venture between FIBA and DAZN Group […]

Italian basketball league launches LNP Pass with ViewLift

Lega Nazionale Pallacanestro (LNP) – Italy’s basketball league – has announced a partnership with streaming platform ViewLift to broadcast the league across Amazon Fire TV, iOS TV and Roku.  The companies claim that this will be the first European basketball league to launch on these platforms. LNP’s re-branded subscription service ‘LNP Pass’ will feature all matches […]

BT airs 4K basketball with Rogers and the NBA

BT Sport is partnering with Canadian operator Rogers and the National Basketball Association to deliver what they claim will be the first live NBA game in 4K. Tonight’s Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic match from London’s O2 Arena will be available to BT Sport and Rogers cable customers, who can tune their NextBox 4K set-top […]

Nc+ acquires NBA basketball

Polish pay TV operator nc+ has acquired exclusive rights to NBA basketball in Poland for the next two seasons. The operator will air coverage of NBA games from the start of the new season next week on linear TV and on-demand via the Canal+ Sport service. Nc+ will have the right to broadcast 100 regular […]

NTV+ secures Euroleague basketball

Russian pay TV operator NTV+ has secured the rights to show matches from the Euroleague basketball tournament for the 2015-16 season. The deal will enable NTV+ to show all matches featuring Russian teams including CSKA Moscow, Khimki and Krasnodar’s Lokomotiv Kuban, with each team guaranteed to feature in one match each week. The broadcaster will […]