Spanish basketball’s ACB agrees three-season Venezuelan TV deal

The Asociación de Clubes Españoles de Baloncesto (ACB), the governing body for the top-tier of Spanish domestic basketball, has concluded a three-season broadcast rights deal in Venezuela with telco Inter.

The deal spans the three-season cycle between 2020-21 and 2022-23 and covers the whole range of ACB competitions, including the Liga Endesa league, plus the Copa del Rey and Supercopa Endesa cup competitions.

Inter, which offers a cable and satellite television service, will also be able to broadcast the weekly Fifth Quarter magazine show as well as complete highlights from all games.

Eduardo Stigol, Inter’s president, said: “Thanks to this alliance, we are able to incorporate high-quality sports content into our programming offer, and it will be available to all our subscribers in Venezuela. Spanish basketball is considered one of the best in the world, and is valued by all our clients for being part of the favourite sports in the country.”

The announcement follows on swiftly from another Latin American rights deal concluded by the ACB. It sold rights to its properties to Argentinian state-owned free-to-air broadcaster DeporTV to the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons.

The ACB also recently announced a one-season deal with Icelandic pay-television broadcaster Stöð 2 Sport to cover the 2020-21 season.