Basketball

US sports broadcaster ESPN announced a partnership with Facebook that will allow a syndicated video player from the ESPN3 internet service to be carried on the social networking website

Australian commercial channel Network Ten will remain a domestic broadcast partner of the country’s National Basketball League despite having scaled back coverage of the competition and impending budget c…

US cable-television broadcaster Turner Broadcasting System is introducing a charge for viewers for online coverage of the annual National Collegiate Athletic Association Men's Division I Basketball…

La Ligue Nationale de Basket, the French basketball league, plans to cut short its current domestic rights deal with pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus at the end of this season and seek a new deal…

NBC Sports Network, the cable-television sports channel of US network NBC, agreed an exclusive five-year deal with the Colonial Athletic Association, for rights to American football and basketball matches…

Pay-television broadcaster DirecTV Latin America agreed a deal with US basketball league the NBA to begin carrying the NBA TV channel in the region

Italian digital sports channel Sportitalia acquired exclusive rights for the Italian men’s national basketball team’s home matches in a two-year deal with the Federazione Italiana Pallacanestro, the Ita…

German sports broadcaster Sport1 is facing competition from three other broadcasters for the rights for the Basketball Bundesliga, the domestic basketball league

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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