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Posted Monday, January 22nd 2018

BBL Basketball to be broadcast on FreeSports TV

The BBL has reached an agreement with FreeSports TV to broadcast one LIVE game a week to over 18 million homes.

The British Basketball League are extending their reach to both existing and potential new fans after a signing a deal with FreeSports who will broadcast 15 games for the remainder of the season.

Starting with the BBL Cup Final on Sunday, January 28th at Arena Birmingham, the recently launched free to air sports channel will show one game per week on either a Saturday or Sunday.

The new partnership means that Bristol Flyers' BBL clash away to London Lions on Sunday, March 11th has been selected for television coverage.

Agreed in conjunction with BBL Rights owner Perform, the agreement will see the BBL being shown across a number of platforms and will complement existing weekly coverage by both BBC Sport and UNILAD - as well as Livebasketball.tv who stream every BBL game online.

Richard Webb, Operations Manager at FreeSports commented: “We are delighted to be showcasing the UK’s top basketball League on television and thrilled that we can bring free access to over 18 million UK homes.

"Basketball is now the second most played sport by school children in the UK with over 35% participating so we believe it only right that British Basketball is put front and centre in the continued growth of the sport.”

BBL Commercial Director, Bob Hope added: “In an exciting development we would like to welcome FreeSports as a brand new BBL partner.

"The additional exposure this provides, will give the British Basketball League unprecedented media coverage, substantially increasing our viewing audience of league games and adding further to our commercial appeal.

"Most significantly, this new agreement will provide fans with the opportunity to watch an additional game each week, free to air, on traditional big screen television format, thereby adding to the value of the online and mobile options provided by our other media partners, BBC Sport, UNILAD and LiveBasketballTV.”

FreeSports is currently available via Freeview Channel 95, Sky Channel 424, FreeSat Channel 252. Talk Talk Channel 95 and BT Vision Channel 95.

For more information, go to www.freesports.tv


BBL games on FreeSports TV

Sunday, January 28th - BBL Cup Final - Worcester v Cheshire - 3.30pm
Saturday, February 3rd - Leicester Riders v Manchester Giants - 7.30pm
Friday, February 9th - DBL Sharks Sheffield v Leicester Riders - 7.30pm
Friday, February 16th - Worcester Wolves v Glasgow Rocks - 7.30pm
Friday, February 23rd - Leicester Riders v DBL Sharks Sheffield - 7.30pm
Sunday, March 4th - BBL Trophy Final - 3.30pm
Sunday March 11th - London Lions v Bristol Flyers - 4pm
Sunday, March 18th - Glasgow Rocks v DBL Sharks Sheffield - 5.00pm
Sunday, March 25th - Surrey Scorchers v Esh Group Eagles Newcastle – 2.00pm
Sunday, April 1st - DBL Sharks Sheffield v Leeds Force - 2.00pm

*Further games will be announced

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