BBL Action to be Shown on Sky Sports for 2012/12 Season October 17, 2012 09:26

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      Game Transmission Date
26/10/12 Newcastle Eagles v Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders     30/10/2012
04/11/12 Glasgow Rocks v Worcester Wolves 06/11/2012
11/11/12 Durham Wildcats v UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders 13/11/2012
16/11/12 Manchester Giants v Cheshire Jets  20/11/2012
23/11/12 London Lions v Worcester Wolves 27/11/2012
02/12/12 BBL CUP SF  04/12/2012
09/12/12 UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders v Newcastle Eagles 11/12/2012
14/12/12 Newcastle Eagles v Surrey Heat   18/12/2012
08/01/13 London Lions v Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders 08/01/2013 (LIVE)
13/01/13 BBL CUP FINAL 13/01/2013 (LIVE)
18/01/13 Manchester Giants v Surrey Heat 22/01/2013
25/01/13 UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders v Durham Wildcats 29/01/2013