Basketball

Executives from the IMG Media agency have had talks with David Stern, commissioner of US basketball league the NBA, about establishing a professional basketball league in India, Bloomberg reports

Alain Béral, president of La Ligue Nationale de Basket, the French basketball league, said he was not satisfied by the level of exposure the league is getting in its existing domestic rights deal with …

Irish pay-television broadcaster Setanta Sports agreed a three-year rights deal with Basketball Ireland from 2012 to 2014

US pay-television operator DirecTV agreed a five-year deal with the Big Sky college sports conference for its basketball and American football competitions

Belgian pay-television broadcaster Telenet acquired rights for the Spanish basketball league, the ACB, in a multi-year deal until the end of the 2014-15 season

The Fox Sports International media company agreed a multi-year deal to provide at least 250 hours of live US college sports programming per year to Canadian cable-television sports channel The Score

The University of Oklahoma is close to a carriage deal with the Fox Sports Oklahoma and Fox Sports Southwest US regional cable and satellite broadcasters which will put the university’s sports network i…

New Zealand state broadcaster Māori Television acquired rights for basketball’s NBA in a one-year deal for the delayed 2011-12 season which is set to commence on Christmas day.

Canadian telecommunications company Bell, through its parent company BCE, and rival telco Rogers Communications agreed a deal to jointly acquire a controlling stake in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment,…

German sports channel Sport1 started streaming live basketball games online via its own channel on video-sharing website YouTube on December 10

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