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Patrick Comninos, chief executive of the Basketball Champions League, spoke to media at the Fiba Final Four event last week about Greek basketball club Panathinaikos reported interest in joining the competition.

The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has secured a small fee from Fox Sports Australia for rights to its national-team competitions.

The International basketball federation (Fiba) has earned a huge increase in the value of its rights in sub-Saharan Africa, buoyed by this year’s AfroBasket being held in Angola

Pay-television broadcaster Eleven Sports Network will pay a small fee to show Fiba events in Taiwan in an exclusive five-year deal agreed last month.

Greek public-service broadcaster ERT last month fought off competition from local commercial broadcasters to acquire International Basketball Federation (Fiba) events for five years.

The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has teamed up with Australia’s National Basketball League to live-stream coverage of World Cup warm-up games featuring Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Texas-headquartered streaming service FloSports has signed a two-year deal with the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) covering a range of its 3x3 tournaments

Saran Media has agreed to acquire exclusive multi-platform rights in Turkey to a series of national team events operated by Fiba, basketball’s global governing body.

Australian pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports has acquired rights to a host of national team competitions organised by the International Basketball Federation (Fiba).

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The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) is set to more than double its annual media-rights income compared to the previous cycle, boosted by a lucrative deal in China and strong increases in key markets.

SFR Sport lost out to French pay-television rival Canal Plus in a fourth round of bidding for International Basketball Federation (Fiba) events this month, but added the Diamond League to its slow-growing portfolio of sports rights.

The International Basketball Federation’s (Fiba) deal with Chinese digital company Tencent is thought to be its largest ever on a per-annum basis.

Sky Italia’s deal for International Basketball Federation (Fiba) national team rights this month is part of a broader plan to help revive the fortunes of the sport in Italy.

The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) told TV Sports Markets this week that its new €500m ($540m) deal with the Perform Group will help make its World Cup the “pinnacle” of the sport by 2033.

Decisions made by national basketball federations to commit clubs to a new Fiba-run competition could scupper IMG’s hopes of refinancing its 10-season, €630m ($682m) joint venture with the Euroleague.

The IMG Events & Media agency said this week the income projections behind its newly-created 10-season joint venture with basketball’s Euroleague were “aggressive, but realistic”.

Increasing the value of its media rights is an essential bargaining chip for the Euroleague as it faces a threat to its long-term survival from Fiba, the sport’s global governing body.

A series of late, one-off deals for last month’s EuroBasket tournament helped drive the global media rights income of the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) in its 2013 to 2015 cycle.

ARD and ZDF will pay a decent rights fee, plus broadcast sponsorship, for EuroBasket 2015 rights in Germany - with value driven by the country hosting some matches.

Italian pay-television operator Sky Italia beat competition from state broadcaster Rai to land the rights to next year’s EuroBasket.

The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) expects the strong engagement with digital coverage of last month’s World Cup in Spain to aid media-rights sales for EuroBasket 2015 and other events.

UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport agreed a late deal to broadcast the latter stages of the Fiba World Cup for what TV Sports Markets understands was a nominal fee.

Italian free-to-air sports broadcaster Sportitalia has vowed to shed its image as a late rights-fee payer, starting with this week’s deal for the 2014 Fiba World Cup.

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.

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