Canal + to Broadcast Euroleague Basketball in Spain

September 24, 2013

Turkish Airlines Euroleague Basketball is set to appear on sports broadcaster Canal + in Spain it has been announced.

A three-year deal between Canal + and Euroleague Basketball up until the 2015-16 season has been reached which will see Canal + broadcast live and exclusively in Spain the games of Real Madrid and Unicaja Malaga, and will also broadcast the games of FC Barcelona and Laboral Kutxa Vitoria.

Canal + Deportes will be the reference channel in Spain to follow the regular season, the Top 16, the Play-offs and the decisive Final Four, which this season will take place from May 16 to 18 in Milan, Italy. This year, the big dates of the best European basketball come to your home with the Canal + style and in HD. 

Jordi Bertomeu, president and CEO of Euroleague Basketball, said: “It’s a great satisfaction to announce this agreement, through which all basketball fans will be able to enjoy the games of the top European competition during the next three seasons in one of the most important audiovisual platforms in Spain, Canal +.

“We are convinced that our fans will enjoy the Turkish Airlines Euroleague on Canal +, a TV platform that has always featured state-of-the-art technology, which provides the perfect scenario to guarantee the highest standards in quality and TV production in order to enjoy the best European basketball at home.” 

Alex Martinez Roig, Canal + content general manager, added: “Basketball is an expanding sport and the Turkish Airlines Euroleague is the great European club competition, after only the Champions League. It’s a serious competition that does not cease to grow in ambition and quality alike.

“The Turkish Airlines Euroleague strengthens the position of Canal +, which keeps improving its content offer to satisfy our current and future customers. With the NBA and the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Canal + already has under its belt the best basketball in the world and in Europe with an unmatchable offer. We are happy to work with the Euroleague Basketball managers to make this competition even bigger.”