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Joel Osborne


Posted Thursday, January 10th 2019

British Basketball League games back on BBC Sport

The British Basketball League has agreed a new deal with BBC Sport to broadcast a selection of games for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.

Starting on Friday, January 11th, with the opening of Newcastle Eagles Community Arena, BBC Sport will show one game per week via its website and app.

The BBL Cup Finals at Arena Birmingham on Sunday, January 27th will also be shown live on the BBC’s digital platforms.

“We’re delighted to once again be a broadcast partner for the BBL, demonstrating our commitment to bring the best of British basketball to the widest possible audience,” said Victoria Cotton, BBC Sport’s Live Streaming executive editor. 

"The league and cup competitions are fantastic showcases for the sport and the BBC’s fast-expanding live streaming service.”

BBL Commercial Director Bob Hope added: “We are thrilled to be connecting with BBC Sport again, since it gives the sport and the league another great platform to showcase itself.

“We are aiming to build on the excellent coverage we have previously enjoyed and are excited to be collaborating together once more."

A schedule of games will be released in due course, with the opening game between Newcastle Eagles and Plymouth Raiders available via the BBC Sport website and App on Friday, January 11th at 7.30pm.