beIN renews FIBA MENA deal, adds France

beIN Sports has extended its partnership with FIBA across the MENA region and added France. beIN will broadcast FIBA’s major international and continental events until 2025 in the Middle East and North Africa. The broadcaster has also followed up its 2021 deal with France Télévisions with an agreement to show all games of the FIBA […]

FIBA partners with Two Circles to launch new Courtside 1891 DTC platform

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has announced a partnership with sports marketing and data technology company Two Circles to launch a new direct-to-consumer offering under the Courtside 1891 brand. The organisations will develop, market and commercialise a new platform in partnership until at least 2029, with Two Circles investing ‘substantial capital’ in the venture.  The […]

FIBA launches Courtside 1891 live streaming platform

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has announced a new streaming platform for fans to follow the sport.  The organisation said that the new platform, Courtside 1891, is replacing as the primary live streaming subscription product of national team basketball. This month, Courtside 1891 will offer live coverage of the February 2022 window of the […]

France Télévisions bags FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 rights

FIBA has agreed a rights deal with France Télévisions that will see the broadcaster carry national team games through to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 on free-to-air television. The deal will kick off with the match between France and Montenegro on Friday, November 26 and include the World Cup from the Philippines, Japan and […]

FIBA signs multi-year deal with Twitch to become Amazon streamer’s first international sporting federation partner

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has announced a multi-year deal with Amazon’s live streaming platform Twitch in an agreement described as ‘groundbreaking’. The deal is the first that Twitch has agreed with an international sporting federation, with FIBA broadcasting around 600 hours of live basketball games to its own Twitch channel for free.  In addition, […]

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 […]