Euroleague signs UK rights deal

UK pay-television broadcaster ESPN has acquired rights to the remainder of the 2012-13 Euroleague basketball season.

ESPN will show live and delayed coverage of the Top 16 group phase onwards, culminating in the season finale, the Final Four, which takes place in London in May next year.

One live game per week will be shown, plus magazine and documentary programming.

ESPN’s coverage will begin on December 27 with the match between Italian team Montepaschi Siena and Israeli team Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv.