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CBC acquires rights to Canadian Elite Basketball League

Canadian public-service broadcaster CBC has agreed a rights deal with the fledgling Canadian Elite Basketball League.

CBC will live stream the remaining 39 games of the inaugural 2019 season, as well as the Championship Weekend, on CBC Sports platforms and the CBC Gem streaming service.

CBC Sports’ coverage of the CEBL begins on Thursday when the Hamilton Honey Badgers host Niagara River.

The CEBL 2019 Championship Weekend runs from August 22-25 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It features the top four CEBL teams, including host team the Saskatchewan Rattlers, competing to be crowned the first-ever champion.

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