Eleven takes on Basketball World Cup rights in Portugal

International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has acquired exclusive rights in Portugal to the 2019 Basketball World Cup.

Eleven will broadcast 10 games from the group stage before proceeding to cover the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) tournament in full, according to the Meios & Publicidade website.

The tournament is taking place in China from August 31 to September 15.

In February, Eleven bolstered its reach in Portugal by agreeing carriage deals with the country’s three major pay-television operators: Nos, Vodafone and Meo.

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