Rai and MP & Silva land Lega Basket deals

The Italian basketball league, Lega Basket, has agreed rights deals with state broadcaster Rai and the MP & Silva agency.

Rai has been awarded a two-year contract, covering the 2013-14 and 2014-15 Serie A seasons, for the league’s ‘gold package’ of rights.

The package includes the first choice of games during the regular season and rights to the entire playoffs.

MP & Silva has acquired the league’s overseas rights in a three-year deal covering the 2013-14 to 2015-16 seasons.

Montepaschi Siena is the reigning Serie A champion.