Media rights income for Euroleague basketball is likely to be about the same in the 2014-15 season as it was last season, partly due to difficulties in Russia, one of the sport’s key markets.
Russian pay-television broadcaster NTV Plus and domestic public digital terrestrial broadcaster Sport 1 have expanded a rights deal for the Euroleague Basketball club tournament to broadcast more games in the country.
Polish pay-television broadcaster NC Plus has signed a two-year agreement to show the Euroleague club basketball competition.
UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport, Czech Republic public-service broadcaster Czech TV and Slovakian pay-television broadcaster Slovak Sport have acquired rights for the Euroleague Basketball club competition.
The Euroleague doubled the value of its media rights in Turkey this month as pay-television operator Digiturk ousted incumbent rights-holder, NTV Spor.
Turkish pay-television operator Digiturk has acquired rights for the Euroleague Basketball club competition.
German sports broadcaster Sport1 last month picked up rights to the Fiba World Cup, which takes place in August, in a cash and airtime deal.
Euroleague Basketball has partnered with Russian online sports media platform Championat.com to make it the official online destination in Russia for its Euroleague continental club competition.
Euroleague Basketball has partnered with Spanish media company AS in an agreement that makes AS.com the official online destination in Spanish for the Euroleague continental club competition.
German Basketball Bundesliga team Bayern Munich has announced that it will provide live streaming of all home league games via its official website.
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