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BBL Confirms Deal With Sky Sports

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British basketball will be back on Sky Sports


The 2010/2011 British Basketball League season has already proved to be a momentous one as a deal was confirmed today to bring back British basketball to TV screens across the UK.

The BBL, with their partner Televideo, a Sheffield based TV production company,  announced a deal with Sky Sports that will see British basketball being broadcast to your living room from Tuesday 2nd November.

BBL Chairman Paul Blake said:

“We are delighted to be back on Sky Sports, and look forward to a long term partnership. The BBL has a very exciting product, and we can guarantee the very best of British basketball action. Right from the opening game, featuring top side the One Health Sheffield Sharks and the BBL Championship winners, Newcastle Eagles, on Tuesday 2nd November 2010, we can promise fast and furious action right through to the BBL Championship Playoffs at the end of April 2011. We know from past experience there is a strong demand for the sport from the basketball loving TV viewers, and we looked forward to re-connecting with that fan base.”

The planned initial set of ‘as live’ games to be shown, with transmission dates, are as follows:

One Health Sheffield Sharks v Newcastle Eagles – Tue 02/11/10

Glasgow Rocks v Mersey Tigers – Tue 09/11/10

Newcastle Eagles v Worcester Wolves – Tue 16/11/10

One Health Sheffield Sharks v Cheshire Jets – Tue 23/11/10

Marshall MK Lions v Essex Pirates – Tue 30/11/10

UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders v Worthing Thunder – Tue 7/12/10

Mersey Tigers v Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders – Tue 14/12/10

Glasgow Rocks v Worcester Wolves – Tue 21/12/10

Guildford Heat v Essex Pirates – Tue 11/01/11

BBL Cup Final, NIA Birmingham – Shown LIVE Sun 16/01/11
Further games will be announced as the season progresses.

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