Great news for British basketball fans! Sky Sports is going to be showing 25 weeks worth of action from the BBL this season, including live coverage of the Cup Final, Play-off Final and Trophy Final.
While not all games are going to be shown live, it is expected that more live games will be programmed for later in the season. Coverage will begin in late October, with the Newcastle Eagles taking on the Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders. Although that game takes place on the 26th October, it won't be shown on Sky until the 30th.
Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports, said: "This deal proves our commitment to offering a wide variety of live sports for our customers. Sky Sports caters for a broad range of diverse content and our recent rights renewals give us the strongest line up of live sport for our viewers to watch at home or on the move."
It's great to see British Basketball on Sky Sports, and hopefully the bond between Sky and the BBL can continue to grow and develop so that we get a more comprehensive viewing schedule and more live games.
The BBL TV schedule up until the end of January look like this:
|Date of Game
||Newcastle Eagles v Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders
||Glasgow Rocks v Worcester Wolves
||Durham Wildcats v UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders
||Manchester Giants v Cheshire Jets
||London Lions v Worcester Wolves
||BBL CUP SF
||UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders v Newcastle Eagles
||Newcastle Eagles v Surrey Heat
||London Lions v Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders
||BBL CUP FINAL
||Manchester Giants v Surrey Heat
||UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders v Durham Wildcats