The Men’s game will be available on BBC Three and BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra with the Women’s on BBC Red Button. Both matches will be simulcast on bbc.co.uk/sport.
Dan Markham, the Vice Present NBA EMEA thinks it is a big step forward for the sport in the UK:
“To have the BBC support the GB versus USA men’s and women’s basketball games in Manchester is hugely significant for the on-going growth of the sport in the UK. The cross-platform visibility the BBC coverage will provide is fitting for a sport that is enjoyed by millions of fans around the globe.”
Rishi Persad will present the Men’s game live from Manchester with commentary for both matches from the BBC’s Olympic basketball team Mike Carlson and John Amaechi.
Full details of the broadcasts are as follows:
Team GB Women v USA Women
· Wednesday 18 July, 19.00-21.30, BBC Red Button and bbc.co.uk/sport (commentary only)
Team GB Men v USA Men
· Thursday 19 July, 19.00-21.30, BBC Three, Radio 5 live Sports Extra and bbc.co.uk/sport (presentation and commentary)
Thoughts? Will you be tuning in?!
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