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Euroleague Ventures – the joint venture between Euroleague Basketball and the IMG agency –secured a robust price from sports streaming service DAZN for the 2019-20 to 2022-23 rights cycle in Spain despite an initially unpromising market outlook, SportBusiness Media understands.

Pay-television broadcaster Arena Sport will pay more than triple the current per-season deal value to take National Basketball Association rights in the Balkans from rival Sportklub, driven by the sport’s growing popularity in the region.
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Bob Williams speaks to Chris Benyarko, the NBA's senior vice-president of direct to consumer, about the league's manifold micro-payments initiatives.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape of the NBA.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape of the NBA.
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The NBA may soon be moving up the games involving some of its marquee teams and players in a move to improve television viewership

Brazilian broadcaster Rede Bandeirantes (Band) has acquired rights to the 2019 NBA Finals, returning the North American basketball league to free-to-air television in country for the first time since 2004

The NBA's Western Conference Finals will not be shown on Turkish television due to the presence of Turkish star Enes Kanter’s Portland Trail Blazers, who has been an outspoken critic of Turkish President R…
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Fox Sports will sublicense Big East men's college basketball matches to CBS Sports from 2019-20 to 2024-25. In total 20 games a season will air on CBS networks over the six seasons

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Econet closes its African pay-TV platform and agrees repayment schedule with rights-holders Rights-holders affected by closure include the IOC, the NBA, Fifa and Uefa

Pay-television broadcaster Sportklub has acquired Euroleague Basketball rights as part of a broader deal with the IMG agency

Pay-television broadcaster Sky has paid an increase of more than 130 per cent to claim NBA rights in the UK and Ireland. Sky has struck a four-season deal, from 2018-19 to 2021-22, worth about $3

Greek public-service broadcaster ERT has renewed rights to the Greek Basket League for a further two seasons and is set to pick up rights to a host of other domestic sports leagues

The NBA will again earn an increase in Poland after pay-television broadcaster NC Plus secured rights to the 2018-19 season last month.

The NBA has increased the value of its rights in Greece via a two-season renewal with pay-television broadcaster Cosmote this week.

Türk Telekom has agreed a shock deal for rights to the country’s Basketbol Süper Ligi, unseating beIN – the league’s preferred partner – with a huge bid.

Euroleague Ventures – the joint venture between Euroleague Basketball and the IMG agency – has agreed a one-season extension to its deal with telco Telefónica in Spain and is close to a new deal in Germany.

German telco Deutsche Telekom has renewed its rights to the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) at a slight uplift, locking down the rights for another five seasons.

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 Infront agency is likely to benefit from relatively strong competition for domestic rights to the Turkish basketball league in its tender, despite difficult market conditions in the country.

The Infront agency, which is consulting the Chinese Basketball Association on the sale of its international media rights on a deal-by-deal basis, struck the CBA’s deal across Southeast Asia with Sportsfix this month.

The NBA has increased its annual media-rights value in Taiwan via a new agreement with Videoland, which has subsequently sublicensed rights to Eleven Sports.

The Chinese Basketball Association is close to reaching its media-rights income target of $60m (€51m) per season for the current cycle.

The Brazilian basketball league’s renewed deals with Bandeirantes and Facebook, and a new deal with Twitter, will earn the property no rights fees but satisfies the league’s immediate needs: production services and worldwide exposure.