BT Sport Signs British Basketball Broadcast Deal

July 25, 2014

British Basketball has signed a deal with UK pay-tv broadcaster BT Sport.

Bt Sport will show GB’s two home competitive games against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iceland, which are due to take place on Wednesday August 13th and Wednesday August 20th. Both games will tip off at 7.30pm and be broadcast on BT Sport 1.

Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “BT Sport is pleased to add to its basketball offering with Great Britain’s EuroBasket 2015 home qualifiers. On top of our exclusive NBA rights, this deal enhances our coverage for UK-based basketball fans and continues to expand the range of our overall offering.”

David Leyden Dunbar, Commercial Director for British Basketball, commented “We are delighted to have a broadcaster of BT Sport’s quality on board providing Live coverage of our men’s qualifiers. “

“These two International games provide a wonderful platform for our Men’s Senior team to illustrate the depth of talent within the squad and will offer a great opportunity for the sport to reach a wider audience. This team represents the pinnacle of British Hoops and as exciting as it was to have two back to back games at The Copperbox, the addition of BT Sport’s coverage will certainly add to the occasion”.

The games mark the start of Great Britain’s road to the 2016 Rio Olympics and will see them attempt to qualify for their fourth European Championship Finals in a row.