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CCTV agrees new Fiba deal

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has agreed a new deal with the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) to broadcast live coverage of its showpiece competitions.

The deal will cover all tournaments for the next three years, from 2013-14 to 2015-16.

Coverage of the competitions, including the Fiba Asia Championship, will be shown on the broadcaster’s CCTV5 channel.

The federation said that a record number of Asian broadcasters will broadcast games from the Fiba Asia Championship to territories around the continent.