SBD Global/October 16, 2013/Media
Germany's Sport1 Acquires Cross-Platform Broadcast Rights For Euroleague Basketball
Published October 16, 2013
German free-to-air TV channel Sport1 has acquired comprehensive transmission rights for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. The package includes exclusive cross-platform rights for the next three seasons through '15-16. This means that as well as Germany’s Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) season already underway, SPORT1 will also show Europe’s premier basketball league in free-TV, with further games available on pay-TV channel SPORT1+ and via livestream at SPORT1.de. Selected regular season games of BBL teams Brose Baskets Bamberg and FC Bayern Munich will be broadcast live on SPORT1 on Thursday or Friday evenings. All games with German participation will be shown live or with time delay on SPORT1+. They will also be streamed live at SPORT1.de, with free-TV fixtures offered free of charge and all others available either via SPORT1+ subscription or individually for €5 ($7) each. Later in the competition, selected games from the Top 16 round, the playoffs and the complete Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four will be shown live on the SPORT1 platforms. Sports radio station SPORT1.fm will also broadcast individual games live (Euroleague).
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