Online streaming platform Tencent is close to agreeing a deal for domestic Chinese Basketball Association rights for a fee close to the total value of the association’s digital rights last season.
IMG’s packaging of Euroleague and Eurocup basketball rights has led to another big increase, this time in France from a deal with SFR Sport
The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has secured a small fee from Fox Sports Australia for rights to its national-team competitions.
It is thought Fox was Discovery’s only rival bidder, but the broadcaster’s limited budget for sports rights did not allow an aggressive bid. Discovery, on the other hand, was very keen on the rights
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
Italy’s Lega Basket has seen the value of its domestic and international rights almost double in new deals with Rai and Discovery Communications.
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) 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.