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Sky Sports To Stream Live Coverage Of BBL In January

Basketball fans can enjoy live coverage of the British Basketball League in January with four BBL events to be streamed live in a pilot scheme on skysports.com.

Following a pioneering collaboration between skysports.com, Hawk-Eye Innovations, WebcastSport and the BBL, the coverage will start on Friday, January 8th at The Copper Box, where the London Lions will be taking on Leicester Riders.

Fans will be able to watch four BBL and two WBBL games - plus the Slam Dunk competition - via skysports.com and webcastsport.com, whether that be on their computer, tablet or smart phone via the Sky Sports app.

View the full schedule of games to be streamed below.

Friday Jan 8, 2016 - live stream from 7.15pm
The Copper Box, London: BBL Championship - London Lions v Leicester Riders

Sunday Jan 17, 2016 - live stream from 11.45am
Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham: WBBL Trophy Final, BBL Slam Dunk, BBL Cup Final

Friday Jan 22, 2016 - live stream from 7.15pm
University of Worcester Arena, Worcester: BBL Championship - Worcester Wolves v Esh Group Newcastle Eagles

Saturday Jan 30, 2016 - live stream from 3.45pm
New Leicester Community Sports Arena, Leicester: WBBL Championship - Leicester Riders v Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters & BBL Championship - Leicester Riders v Surrey Scorchers

BBL commercial director Bob Hope said: "This is a hugely exciting first step towards our goal of bringing British basketball to fans worldwide.

"I would like to thank all parties involved who have worked both hard and selflessly to pull this ground-breaking collaboration together.

"Not only will the partnership give fans the opportunity of watching live games on their PCs but also on their tablets and Smartphones, and all for free.

"This, coupled with accessibility worldwide, was for us, an important element of this project."