The British Basketball League (BBL) has taken a huge step forward with the launch of a new dedicated platform, BBL TV, which will show 30 live games at full HD quality throughout the 2013/14 season.
BBL TV will cost just £29.99 for the season, and be accessible through PC, laptop, hand held mobile and tablet devices, and show not only live games but an archive of previously broadcast fixtures.
“BBL TV has been in development for over 9 months now and it’s thrilling to finally be able to share this innovation with our audience and fans,” said the BBL’s Commercial Director, David Leyden Dunbar. “Nothing compares to live sport and the quality of our coverage leaves me in no doubt that this will be the best seat in the house. We’ll be broadcasting live from across the UK from The Emirates in Glasgow to The Copper Box Arena in London and the power is in the hands of our fans to make the channel a success.
“With the League Pass costing less that £1 per game I’m confident we can’t be beaten on value but the plan is to continue to grow season to season through the support of the UK’s basketball fan base, 30 live games is really just the beginning.”
It will be the first time anything like it has been attempted by the league in the UK, with NBA TV and LiveBasketball.TV, already providing international online coverage for British hoops fans. The BBL has been shown on Sky Sports for the past three seasons, in an agreement that teams have to pay for, but a deal for this season is yet to be announced.
A live and on demand player gives the BBL full control over its own platform, with opportunities for monetization, as well as options for independent shows and highlights in the future.
The League Pass tips off with a trip to The Emirates Arena in Glasgow for Surrey Heat’s battle against The Rocks on Sunday 6th of October at 5pm with the entire season’s coverage anchored by Dan Routledge with weekly guest co-commentators.
Find out more information and buy your pass at the BBL’s official website.
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